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

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Thomas Eggerer Waterworld, 2015 UAB 1079 Exhibition series "Spot On"

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Josh Smith Untitled, 2013 UAB 1144 Exhibition series "Spot On"

Spot On: Josh Smith

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Alexandra Bircken

New Model Army

  • Year2016
  • MaterialMannequin in metal stand, nlyon, leather, padding
  • Dimensions164 x 26 x 49 cm
  • Year of acquisition2018
  • Inventory numberUAB 1107
  • 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, 2016 UAB 1104-1107

Further collection artworks

Monika Baer On hold, 2015 UAB 1054
Monika Baer On hold, 2015
Cy Twombly Untitled, 2005 UAB 489
Cy Twombly Untitled, 2005
Andy Warhol Self-Portrait, 1986 UAB 598
Andy Warhol Self-Portrait, 1986
Mike Kelley Halo of Mastery, 1989 UAB 220
Mike Kelley Halo of Mastery, 1989
Albert Oehlen Rodchenko II, 1982 UAB 1064
Albert Oehlen Rodschenko II, 1982
Andy Warhol One Dollar Bill (Front), 1962 UAB 500
Andy Warhol One Dollar Bill (Front), 1962