Alexandra Bircken

Alexandra Bircken
1.10.
27.11.2016
Kunstverein Hannover

Opening: Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

Experimenting with material as well as with the body is the point of departure and defines the artistic work of Alexandra Bircken (*1967, lives in Cologne). Her sculptural works are of different, often contrasting nature: plaster models, wax, fragments of store window mannequins and clothing that are used like body parts, as well as structures compacted with wool are woven together to produce set pieces. Bircken’s works stand out due to their auratically charged material presence.

Figurative works are placed in relation to machines as apparatuses or instruments of power created by human beings. The claim of domination or protection suggested by motorcycle gear, motorcycle wheels, or weapons is deconstructed by means of traces of injury and cutting open objects.

Bircken’s work began with the store “Alex” (Cologne) in 2003. She had previously trained as a fashion designer at St. Martin’s College in London, where she taught for a long time and made a name for herself with her “Faridi” label. Her early works, which can be situated at the interface between fashion and art, will be integrated into the exhibition at the Kunstverein Hannover for the first time and supplemented by site-specific interventions that dissolve the border between the “worlds.”

Previous exhibitions (selection): Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2014), The Hepworth Wakefield (2014), Kunstverein in Hamburg (2012), Studio Voltaire, London (2011). The exhibition at the Kunstverein Hannover will subsequently be presented in altered form at the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach.

18.00
Exhibition opening + talk with the artist
Alexandra Bircken

the Kunstverein Hannover invites you and your friends to the exhibition opening »STRETCH« of Alexandra Bircken

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15.00
Jour-Fixe

View of the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken

12.30
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

all tours are free with entry

19.00
Kunststoff
The Young Art Club of the Kunstverein

book premiere »Mississippi Orangeneis Blues« by and with Tobias Premper

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12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years and 8-11.

15.00
Jour-Fixe

View of the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken

12.30
Lunchtime at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

all tours are free with entry

19.00
Curator Tour

View of the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken by Kathleen Rahn (director).

more informations

15.00
Jour-Fixe

View of the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken

19.00
Art Salon

The challenge of the restoration of contemporary art with Barbara Sommermeyer

12.30
Lunchtime at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

all tours are free with entry

19.00
Sophie´s Afterwork
Happy Hour with Art

Participation: 20 €/ 15€ for Members

Registration kindly requested by 16.10.2016:

12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

14.00–18.00
Workshop

workshop with textile surfaces and structures.

registration: mail@kunstverein-hannover.de

15.00
Jour-Fixe

View of the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken

12.30
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

all tours are free with entry

19.00
Curator Tour

View of the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken by Ute Stuffer (curator).

http://www.kunstverein-hannover.de/en/exhibitions/2016/alexandra-bircken.html

15.00
Jour-Fixe

View of the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken

12.30
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

all tours are free with entry

19.00
lecture
Two Houses

a lecture about the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken by Catrin Lorch (art historian).

more informations

19.00
Kunststoff
The Young Art Club of the Kunstverein

creative workshop

more informations

12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years and 8-11.

15.00
Jour-Fixe

View of the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken

12.30
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

all tours are free with entry

19.00
Curator Tour

View of the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken by Ute Stuffer (curator).

more informations

Workshop

workshop with textile surfaces and structures.

registration: mail@kunstverein-hannover.de

15.00
Jour-Fixe

View of the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken

12.00
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

all tours are free with entry

19.00
Art in Dialogue

with Prof. Martina Glomb (mode design, hanover).

more informations

12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

15.00
Jour-Fixe

View of the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken

12.30
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

all tours are free with entry

19.00
lecture
»Fashion - Body - Room«

dialog between bodys, cloths and rooms by Catharina Rüß (Fahmoda-Akademie für Mode und Design Hannover).

15.00
Jour-Fixe

View of the exhibition of Alexandra Bircken

Alexandra Bircken 	»STRETCH«, 2016
Alexandra Bircken »STRETCH«, 2016
Alexandra Bircken 	»Püppi auf Abwegen«, 2009
Alexandra Bircken »Püppi auf Abwegen«, 2009
Alexandra Bircken 	»Aprilia«, 2013
Alexandra Bircken »Aprilia«, 2013

The Kunstverein is institutionally sponsored by the Culture Office of the State Capital of Hannover.

The Annual Program is supported by Land Niedersachsen.