Karin Rick, her positions in Wien Museum, Historical Museum of the City of Vienna

Sex in Vienna. Lust, control, disobedience
15 September 2016 – 22 January 2017
Wien Museum Karlsplatz
Karlsplatz, 1040 Wien

Exhibition Text:
The Viennese author and sex activist Karin Rick participated, already in the 1980s, in the heated discussions on pornography and took a feminist, as well as a sex-positive, stance. In her literary texts and performances, she advocates the recognition of female autonomy and desire. She dealt with issues concerning social construct of gender and sexual identity long before “queer studies” was coined as a term. For her, the dildo is not just an object of female desire, but also a symbol of the appropriation of power of control over one’s own (female) body.
(published in the Exhibition Catalogue, Sex in Wien –  Lust, Kontrolle, Ungehorsam, Wien Museum, Metroverlag, Vienna 2016, p. 139)

108  – Head-Dildo by Karin Rick
Karin Rick, Author

109 – Sex activist Karin Rick with Head-Dildo, 1990s
Photo, Reproduction, Karin Rick, Author

110 Excerpts from the Radio Feature “Will alle Lust denn Ewigkeit. Stimmen zu eine Diskurs der weiblichen Lust” (Does All Desire Want Eternity). Voices Discussing Female Desire) by Antonia Kreppel with a few words from Karin Rick, DRS 2 “Montagsstudio”(Monday Studio), duration: 2 min.20 sec., Swiss Radio and TV