Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited with text by Monika Bayer-Wermuth. Text by Marie-Luise Angerer, Kirsty Bell, Hans-Christian Dany, Sebastian Hackenschmidt, T'ai Smith.
This catalogue is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of German sculptor Alexandra Bircken’s (born 1967) assemblages made from everyday ephemera such as wood, yarn and twigs. It underscores her fascination with craft traditions that embrace both inorganic and organic materials.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited with afterword by Claire Le Restif, Kathleen Rahn, Susanne Titz. Text by Thomas Brinkmann, Michael Stoeber.
Stretch is a comprehensive retrospective on the German sculptor Alexandra Bircken (born 1967), whose multilayered, meticulously constructed sculptures explore skin as covering, using plaster models, waxes, mannequin fragments and clothing.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Anna Grande, Florian Forestbild.
Alexandra Bircken's sculptures and installations consist of knitted-together bits of wood, branches, stone, metal, dried plants and leather. Her interest in the preciousness and abjection of fashion and flower arrangement synthesizes a homely, therapeutic, arts-and-crafts aesthetic to create amuletlike objects that border on the spiritual, if not the occult.