Exhibition Openings Birke Gorm / Folds / Sonja Bäumel. Entangled Relations – Animated Bodies

7 pm
On the exhibitions
Lilli Hollein, General Director, MAK
MAK Columned Main Hall
from 7.30 pm
Openings in the exhibition halls
Marlies Wirth, Exhibition Curator, Curator, Digital Culture and MAK Design Collection
Followed by: performance Doris Uhlich
On the exhibition FOLDS
Mio Wakita-Elis, Exhibition Curator, Curator, MAK Asia Collection
On the exhibition BIRKE GORM: dead stock
Marlies Wirth, Curator, MAK Design Collection
Birke Gorm, Artist
Free admission to the opening
Tue, 31.1.2023 7 pm10 pm
MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
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. 
The transmedially conceived show illuminates Falten in multiple perspectives from the viewpoints of the history of design, culture, and ideas as well as cultural anthropology. Starting from a comprehensive concept, Falten are presented not only in the form of fabric designs and as a design method. They are also discussed as cultural practices and as a topos of aesthetic distinction in order to show their broad facets as a cultural technique and their philosophical-symbolic dimensions. 
Entangled Relations–Animated Bodies
Official Austrian Contribution to the 23rd Triennale di Milano 2022
The performed and multisensory installation by the artist Sonja Bäumel aims to stimulate the cultural imagination via the potential of microorganisms.


in cooperation with ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival