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Permanent exhibition

Cy Twombly at Museum Brandhorst

Aleksandra Domanović


  • Year2013
  • MaterialLaser sintered PA plastic, polyurethane, Soft-Touch and brass finish, PVC foil, acrylic glass
  • Dimensions30 x 159 x 30 cm
  • On viewGround floor
  • Copyright© Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin and Los Angeles. Photo: Gunter Lepkowski

More about the artwork

The group of sculptures by the artist Aleksandra Domanović, who was born in Novi Sad in the former Yugoslavia and now lives in Berlin, revolves around the Belgrade Hand, the world’s first bionic hand prosthesis equipped with five fingers and a sense of touch. Yugoslav engineer Rajko Tomović invented it in 1963 for soldiers who had lost their hands in World War II, and it was soon seen as an important landmark in the development of robotics. For her sculptures, Domanović recreated the shape of the Belgrade Hand using software, had it 3-D printed in polyamide and polyurethane plastic, and coated with brass, aluminum, and a soft-touch surface. The finger positions of “Fatima,” “Mayura Mudra,” and “Little Sister” reference symbolic gestures from different cultural traditions and times. Similarly, the works are ciphers for Domanović’s exploration of the significant but mostly overlooked role women have played in technological developments. The timeline accompanying the sculptures reflects this history of technology and its gender-specific disparities.

Further collection artworks

Cy Twombly, Notes from a Tower, 1961, UAB 443aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Notes from a Tower, 1961
Cy Twombly , Untitled (Rome), 1957, UAB 437
Cy Twombly Untitled (Rome), 1957
Cy Twombly, Lepanto IX, 2001, UAB 477Lepanto Zyklus aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto IX, 2001
Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2004, UAB 655aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled
Cy Twombly, Untitled (New York City), 1968, UAB 448aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (New York City), 1968