Alexandra Bircken



This book is not yet published, but will be available from August 2021.

ISBN: 9783775750424 Category:


The title seems to announce a comprehensive encyclopedia: from A as in “additive” to Z as in “zircon,” each and every object or material has the potential to become an element in one of Alexandra Bircken’s fascinating objects or installations. Whether it’s packing materials, machine parts, or bones, everything finds a use-organic and inorganic, raw materials and industrially produced goods. The constant reference point in her artistic explorations is the human body and its contradictory relationship to the environment, in which we are as much at its mercy as we are dependent upon it. This catalogue is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of Bircken’s sculptural work from all phases of her career; here, they enter into a dialogue that tracks the artist’s multilayered statements about the surface, the body, movement, husk, and skin.

Texts by: Marie-Luise Angerer, Monika Bayer-Wermuth, Kirsty Bell, Hans-Christian Dany, Sebastian Hackenschmidt, T’ai Smith

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 17 August 2021
Number of pages 320
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Monika Bayer-Wermuth
Dimensions N/A
Weight 300 g
ALEXANDRA BIRCKEN (*1967) draws attention from around the globe with her protean repertoire of forms. Her work has been seen in many solo and group shows worldwide. She is currently a professor of sculpture at the Akademie der Bildenden K√ľnste in Munich.