[Shoe Chair]

Birgit Jürgenssen1974

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
Vienna, Austria

Birgit Jürgenssen worked with constellations and relationships which were shaped by identification, gender-specific projections, and physicality. She placed her objects between everyday life and role play, which was enhanced by her membership in the feminist-oriented group of artists DIE DAMEN (with Evelyne Egerer, Birgit Jürgenssen, ONA B., Ingeborg Strobl, and Lawrence Weiner). By physically identifying with the material world, Jürgenssen displayed the latent power of objects and by doing so explored the general conditions of ideational depictions of the feminine.The sculpture Schuhsessel [Shoe Chair] presents itself as a hermaphrodite between a chair and a stiletto and at the same time displays properties of a sexually charged cult object.


  • 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
  • Inventory Number: GK 17
  • Dimensions: 81 x 53 x 141 cm
  • Artist: Birgit Jürgenssen

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