Lover's mind wide open
The exhibition "Lover's mind wide open" by Elke Krystufek was shown 2 October - 28 November 2004
Elke Krystufek’s (b. 1970) exhibition “LOVERS’ MIND WIDE OPEN” reflected the artist’s great artistic repertoire. Ever since her debut in the early 1990s, Elke Krystufek has persistently worked with her own self-portrait. Not the self-portrait as we know it, as a presentation of one's innermost self. As an image of the malleability of the modern individual, she doubles herself in a plethora of different roles.
The recurring exhibitionism in Elke Krystufek's art is without any particular sender as such. The self-portrait appears like a mirror image of its surroundings. She may inscribe it in political, social, and artistic contexts, but it never becomes private or confidential.
However, the x-rummet exhibition also presented new aspects of Elke Krystufek´s art. An expanded self-representation, to use the artist's own term, in which she incorporated clothes and furniture design and where the pivotal point is not just her own body, but also portraits of famous people from past and present.