2019.09.21—2019.11.02
Mary Sue (her raw gaze)
Titania Seidl


Opening: 21st September, 4 pm


Mary Sue (her raw gaze)
is a group of artworks named after the archetype of fan fiction literature - a female character, too perfect to be well written, too likeable to be interesting to read about, often acting as an idealized alias of the female author. On show at Quadrado Azul in Porto there will be ten paintings, some large on canvas, and some small on molded reliefs. Between themselves, they create a narrative about the search for female subjectivity and the possibility of finding - and using - a genuine female gaze.


Titania Seidl (1988) lives and works in Vienna. She recently exhibited at Belvedere 21, Vienna; Centrum, Berlin; White Dwarf Magazine, Vienna; a271, Düsseldorf; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo. She teaches at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, and runs the curatorial project MAUVE with Lukas Thaler.

mark my words, when isn't need degrading. watercolor and oil on canvas. 200 x 100 cm 
Your lyrics are nothing but symbols to me, 2019. Watercolor e óleo sobre tela. 200 x 100 cm. Photo by Filipe Braga 
But who looks on and on who is looked at, 2019. Watercolor and oil on canvas. 200 x 100 cm. Photo by Filipe Braga 
Tracing your body through representations, 2019. Watercolor and oil on canvas. 200 x 100 cm. Photo by Filipe Braga 
If you went up in smoke I would just open a window, 2019. Watercolor and oil on canvas 
As if she wanted to believe the worst about herself, 2019. Ceramics, watercolor and oil on board. 30 x 15 cm. Photo by Filipe Braga 
Don't suffer future pain, 2019. Ceramics, watercolor and oil on board. 30 x 15 cm. Photo by Filipe Braga 
Tired of trying to tune his aching instrument of a self, 2019. Ceramics, watercolor and oil on board. 30 x 15 cm. Photo by Filipe Braga 
The sunken feeling in her eyes as though they had fallen into her head from their own weight, 2019. Ceramics, watercolor and oil on board. 30 x 15 cm. Photo by Filipe Braga 
I could tell you a lot about what it's like to be an empty shape in an undefined space, 2019. Ceramics, watercolor and oil on board. 30 x 15 cm. Photo by Filipe Braga 
(exhibition view), Quadrado Azul, Porto, 2019. Photo by Filipe Braga 
(exhibition view), Quadrado Azul, Porto, 2019. Photo by Filipe Braga 
(exhibition view), Quadrado Azul, Porto, 2019. Photo by Filipe Braga 
(exhibition view), Quadrado Azul, Porto, 2019. Photo by Filipe Braga 
(exhibition view), Quadrado Azul, Porto, 2019. Photo by Filipe Braga 
(exhibition view), Quadrado Azul, Porto, 2019. Photo by Filipe Braga 
(exhibition view), Quadrado Azul, Porto, 2019. Photo by Filipe Braga 
(exhibition view), Quadrado Azul, Porto, 2019. Photo by Filipe Braga