Alexandra Bircken


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Alexandra Bircken

Ed. Monika Bayer-Wermuth, text(s) by Kirsty Bell, Sebastian Hackenschmidt, Marie-Luise Angerer, Hans-Christian Dany, T'ai Smith, Monika Bayer-Wermuth, graphic design by H I T


2021. 328 pp., 250 ills.

Paperback Swiss Binding

24.00 x 30.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-5043-1

Media Theory of the Body

The title seems to announce a comprehensive encyclopedia: from A to Z, each and every object or material has the potential to become an element in one of Alexandra Bircken’s charged objects and installations. Whether it’s packaging materials, machine parts, or bones, everything finds a use—the organic as well as the inorganic, raw materials and industrially produced goods. The constant reference point in her artistic explorations is the human body and its contradictory relationship to the environment, as defenselessly at its mercy as it is dependent on it. This catalogue is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of Bircken’s sculptural practice from all creative periods, which here enter into a dialogue that explores the artist's multi-layered statements on surface, body, movement, shell, and skin.

ALEXANDRA BIRCKEN (*1967) is internationally renowned for her multifaceted repertoire of forms. Her work has been shown in numerous institutional solo and group exhibitions, e.g.,prominently at the 58th Venice Biennale in2019. She is professor of sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and lives and works in Berlin.

Alexandra Bircken. A—Z,
Museum Brandhorst, Munich,
July 28, 2021–January 16, 2022

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