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Current exhibitions

Filmstills aus Mark Leckeys „Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore“ (1999) Exhibition series "Spot On"

Spot On: Mark Leckey

Forever Young Jubiläumsausstellung 10 Jahre Museum Brandhorst München Exhibition

Forever Young – 10 Years Museum Brandhorst

Exhibition series "Spot On"

Spot On: Michael Krebber

R.H. QuaytmanThe Origin of the Sauromatei, 2016UAB 1065 Exhibition series "Spot On"

Spot On: R.H. Quaytman

Current events

Exhibition guided tour |

MVHS I Forever Young - 10 Years Museum Brandhorst

Guided tour for children |

Children’s Tour “Art Expedition – All Kids on Board!”

Themed tour |

Long live painting! Painting from the 1960s to today

Cy TwomblyUntitled (Bacchus), 2005UAB 488 Exhibition guided tour |

Cy Twombly

Themed tour |

Cy Twombly

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Alexandra Bircken

New Model Army

  • Year2016
  • MaterialMannequin on metal stand, nylon, leather, padding
  • Dimensions164 x 26 x 49 cm
  • Year of acquisition2018
  • Inventory numberUAB 1106
  • On viewGround floor

More about the artwork

Four headless mannequins are arranged in a rank-and-file formation. The title promises a “New Model Army,” but the figures rather resemble a rag army. Parts of used motorcycle clothing have been sewn directly onto the plastic bodies with stuffing material and silk pantyhose. Abrasions from accidents on the motorcycle gear, as well as the manual seams that hold the materials together, look like scars on this second, supposedly protective skin. Recycling used materials is a constant in Bircken’s œuvre, who worked as a fashion designer before turning to the visual arts in the early 2000s. And thus clothing and its significance to our self-concept continues to play a major role in her work. Bircken’s “army” becomes a symbol of the “damaged” yet resistant subject that does not radiate with immaculate perfection, but rather displays the traces of what it has experienced, for all to see.

Alexandra Bircken New Model Army, 2016UAB 1104-1107

Further collection artworks

Cy Twombly Untitled, 1958UAB 440
Cy Twombly Untitled, 1958
David LaChapelleRecollections in America, III: White in White , 2006UAB 634 3 I 13
David LaChapelle Recollections in America, III: White in White, 2006
Cy Twombly Lepanto XII, 2001UAB 480
Cy Twombly Lepanto XII, 2001
Gerhard Richter Familie nach Altem Meister, 1965UAB 363
Gerhard Richter Familie nach altem Meister, 1965
Cy Twombly OM MA NI PAD ME HUM Museum Brandhorst München
Cy Twombly Untitled ("Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum") (Lexington), 2000
Richard Avedon 1923–2004Andy Warhol and members of The Factory: Gerard Malanga, poet; Viva, actress; Paul Morrissey, director; Taylor Mead, actor; Birgid Polk, actress; Joe Dallesandro, actor; Andy Warhol, artist, New York, October 9, 1969, 1993UAB 816
Richard Avedon Richard Avedon 1923–2004 Andy Warhol and members of The Factory: Gerard Malanga, poet; Viva, actress; Paul Morrissey, director; Taylor Mead, actor; Birgid Polk, actress; Joe Dallesandro, actor; Andy Warhol, artist, New York, October 9, 1969, 1993