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Birgit Werres

Birgit Werres

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Birgit Werres

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Exhibition Catalog

Kunstverein Heilbronn, 2021. Organized and published in association with Kunstverein Schwabisch Hall adn Markisches Museum Witten. Published in association with Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft, Cologne.

120 pp. Moderately illustrated (all col.). 28 x 22 cm. Bilingual in English and German. Paperbound.

ISBN 9783864423413

Birgit Werres can do magic. She manages to transform a simple wire into a sweeping line in space, to unite a ball of tension belts in the dynamic and complex interplay of forms, colors, and textures of a cotton net. Playful and austere, her works unfold a dynamic in the space, which may be described by the fullness of movement of the Baroque just as much as by a minimalist decision that seeks to dispense with everything unnecessary and trusts in the potential of the material. Since the 1990s, the artist has been roaming the streets, construction sites, industrial wastelands, factories, and production facilities in search of materials for her sculptures and wall objects. For she practices recycling of an entirely different kind: metals, plastics, containers, wire, and indefinable “stuff.” These are telling relics, remnants that bear traces of use, minimalist as well as beautiful! It carries a story within itself and at the same time becomes an object that assumes a new position.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Germany -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 ; Post-2020 -- Sculpture -- Women Artists --

Artist(s): Werres, Birgit

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