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Birgit Jürgenssen's work constitutes an activity of demystification, of unveiling what fetishism seeks to repress or disavow. What is remarkable is how inventively, playfully, imaginatively and above all, critically, Jürgenssen managed to dissect, expose and indeed deconstruct the psychic fetishism attached to the representation of femininity. Abigail Solomon-Godeau, excerpted from her essay, "If the Shoe Fits: Fetishism, Femininity and Birgit Jürgenssen's Schuhwerk, published in Birgit Jürgenssen.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Gabriele Schor. Text by Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Elisabeth Bronfen, Sigrid Schade.
The Austrian artist Birgit Jürgenssen (1949–2003) was an outstanding heroine of the feminist avant garde. From the late 1960s she made the female body the focus of her work, through drawing, collage, painting and photography. With many previously unseen works from the artist's estate, this volume surveys Jürgenssen's career.