Ines Doujak, Vater Arsch, Exhibition view Secession 2002, Photo: Matthias Herrmann

Ines Doujak

Vater Arsch

July 5 – September 1, 2002

In her photographs and installations, Ines Doujak stages spaces, which make it possible to examine how norms are set and to evoke them as structural and constitutive elements of society. In her first solo exhibition, the artist focuses on the themes of heterosexism and heteronormativity, which organize not only subjectivity and desire, but also language, knowledge and culture, family, state and economy. Doujak approaches these themes through the language of the visual as the dominant force of codification. This approach seeks a discussion of normativity based on the norm, rather than the deviation. In her project for the Secession, Ines Doujak shows that it is possible to treat differences as non-hierarchical relationships and to make the societal structures of power and violence visible at the same time.

The exhibition project will take place in two locations: Ines Doujak will produce a wagon for the Rainbow Parade on June 29, 2002. In the Secession, the exhibition will be shown in the Gallery and in the Grafisches Kabinett.


Ines Doujak, born in 1959, lives and works in Vienna.