BIRKE GORM

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Wed, 1.2.2023—Sun, 25.6.2023

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

Collecting archaic, easily accessible, often accidentally found material such as jute, terracotta, wood, and metal is characteristic of the work of Birke Gorm (born 1986 in Hamburg). Her sculptures convey a raw, appealing immediacy whose multilayered levels of meaning can be decoded upon closer inspection. She places the autonomy of the material in relation to historically traditional techniques and the associated distribution of gender roles. She combines the archaic with the aesthetics of the digital using current topics such as work, self-optimization, and social processes. 
Curator: Marlies Wirth, Curator, Digital Culture and MAK Design Collection
 

Program (2 Events)

Tue, 31.1.2023 7 pm9 pm

Exhibition Openings Birke Gorm / Folds / Entangled Relations – Animated Bodies

Fri, 24.2.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm

Dialogue Tour with Artist Birke Gorm

and Curator Marlies Wirth
Dialogue Tour with Artist Birke Gorm
Collecting archaic, easily accessible, often accidentally found material such as jute, terracotta, wood, and metal is characteristic of the work of Birke Gorm (born 1986 in Hamburg). Her sculptures convey a raw, appealing immediacy whose multilayered levels of meaning can be decoded upon closer inspection. She places the autonomy of the material in relation to historically traditional techniques and the associated distribution of gender roles. She combines the archaic with the aesthetics of the digital using current topics such as work, self-optimization, and social processes. 
 
Curator: Marlies Wirth, Curator, Digital Culture and MAK Design Collection

Language: The tour is held in German.
 
Tour fee: € 3.50 + admission to the museum
Meeting point: MAK Columned Main Hall
No registration necessary
 
Headphones: an audio system may be used for the tour. In the interest of sustainability, please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) headphones if possible. Alternatively, you can also buy headphones for € 1 at the Ticket Desk.
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Media

Birke Gorm, how to do anything
Exhibition view Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, 2018
© Galerie der Stadt Schwaz
 
Birke Gorm, common crazies
Exhibition view Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020
© kunst-dokumentation.com
 
Birke Gorm, loaf of meat (3989g), 2020
Terracotta brick, terracotta pebbles, grains of wheat, fabric, metal scraps 
© kunst-dokumentation.com
 
Exhibition view Croy Nielsen, SPARK Art Fair, Vienna, 2021
Courtesy Croy Nielsen, Vienna
© kunst-dokumentation.com
 
Birke Gorm, huswif (TREE), 2021
Jute, metal scraps 
© kunst-dokumentation.com
 
Exhibition view full stop, Politikens Forhal, Copenhagen, 2021
© Malle Madsen
 
Exhibition view, full stop, Politikens Forhal, Copenhagen, 2021
© Malle Madsen