In Alexandra Bircken’s sculptures it is often ‘poor’ remnants or classical construction materials that take on new functions through craftwork. Alongside materials such as wool, textiles and mortar, she also uses found material from nature and the everyday world.
Artificial and natural, hard and soft are connected with one another. In this way the textile spiderweb of a diversity of objects such as children’s toys, items of clothing or twigs and stones becomes a frequent motif in her works.
This catalogue brings together new works from 2009 to 2012 in full-page installation views from the exhibitions in Bonn (Alexandra Bircken at Bonner Kunstverein, 17 April – 25 November 2012) and Hamburg (Alexandra Bircken: Hausrat at Kunstverein in Hamburg, 12 May – 2 September 2012).
English and German text.