Weapons, Wool, Vulvas. Gender Constructions in Alexandra Bircken’s work
- Time of day3:00 PM until 4:00 PM
- Duration60 minutes
- RegistrationIncluded in the admission price | Limited number of places | Tickets are available at the information desk 30 Minutes in advance, if places are available. Please note the current public health protection and hygiene measures.
Alexandra Bircken plays provocatively with binary gender identities in her sculptures and objects. Through her choice of materials, she triggers humorous and exaggerated associations with self-image, labeling processes and the desires of the sexes. Bircken gives men’s names to limply hanging gear sticks, and with the placenta preserved in Kaiserling fixative, “Origin of the World” (2017), she responds to Gustave Courbet’s famous painting and thus states that the origin of the world is far more complex than the male gaze between a woman’s legs would suggest. Initially humorous clichés are contrasted with the expectations, constraints and dangers that come with them.
A dialog between Sophie Bauer, psychology and art history student, and Jochen Meister, Art Education team