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Alexandra Bircken: A–Z

Museum Brandhorst
Theresienstraße 35A 80333 München
Werkabbildung einer Puppe die mit Mottorradkleidung bekleidet ist, mit dem Titel 'INXS', von Alexandra Bircken.

From protective cloak to hero’s cape

  • LanguageGerman
  • Time of day10:00 AM until 1:00 PM
  • Duration180 minutes
  • RegistrationWorkshop included in the price of admission | Limited number of places | In order to take part in the event, please register at programm@pinakothek.de | We recommend booking an admission ticket (free ticket for children under 18) via München Ticket [Museum Brandhorst | München Ticket | For families with children aged 6 and over | No prior knowledge necessary


The cloak is not only a garment, but also a metaphor. Already in the Middle Ages we encounter the protective Virgins of Mercy: images of  Mary offering protection to people under a wide cloak. Clothing and the protection it provides play a large role also in Alexandra Bircken’s work. The artist refers to our skin as our “interface with the world,” which must be protected accordingly. In this workshop, each family creates its own individual cloak, which is sewn, painted and pasted as desired, in order to find protection under it together in a turbulent time.


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