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Cy Twombly at Museum Brandhorst

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Aleksandra Domanović

Fatima

  • Year2013
  • MaterialLaser sintered PA plastic, polyurethane, Soft-Touch and brass finish, UV print on acrylic glass
  • On viewAktuell nicht ausgestellt
  • 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 formerYugoslavia and now lives in Berlin, revolves around the Belgrade Hand, the world’s first bionic handprosthesis equipped with five fingers and a sense of touch. Yugoslav engineer Rajko Tomović inventedit in 1963 for soldiers who had lost their hands in World War II, and it was soon seen as an importantlandmark in the development of robotics. For her sculptures, Domanović recreated the shape of theBelgrade Hand using software, had it 3-D printed in polyamide and polyurethane plastic, and coatedwith 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 sculpturesreflects this history of technology and its gender-specific disparities.

Further collection artworks

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2003, UAB 485aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled, 2003
KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch & Debo Eilers), seit 2010KAFTAN_SCHNAKEN Table #2, 2015UAB 1081
KAYA KAFTAN_SCHNAKEN Table #2
Cy Twombly , Lepanto VII, 2001, UAB 475aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto VII, 2001
Außenskulptur die eine wartende Person mit Smartphone zeigt
Judith Hopf Phone User 4 (Outdoor), 2021/2022
Alexandra Bircken, New Model Army, 2016, UAB 1105aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Alexandra Bircken New Model Army, 2016