Shoe Chair by Birgit Jürgenssen

Shoe Chair by Birgit Jürgenssen
Shoe Chair by Birgit Jürgenssen

Shoe Chair by Birgit Jürgenssen

Birgit Jürgenssen works with constellations and interactions influenced by gender-specific projections, physicality, and identification. Her affiliation in the feminist-oriented group DIE DAMEN (with Evelyne Egerer, Birgit Jürgenssen, ONA B., Ingeborg Strobl, and Lawrence Weiner) aided her in placing her objects between everyday life and role play. Jürgenssen addressed the general conditions of ideational portrayals of the feminine by physically identifying with the material world and displaying the hidden power of objects. The sculpture Schuhsessel [Shoe Chair] is a hermaphrodite that combines the functions of a chair and a stiletto while also revealing the characteristics of a sexually charged cult item.


Title: [Shoe Chair]
Creator: Birgit Jürgenssen
Date Created: 1974
Subject Keywords: Contemporary Art
Type: Sculpture
Rights: Photo: © MAK/Georg Mayer
External Link: MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
Material and Technology: Wood, leather
Dimensions: 81 x 53 x 141 cm
Artist: Birgit Jürgenssen


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