Wiebke Siem

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The artist Wiebke Siem (b. 1954 in Kiel, lives and works in Berlin), who in 2014 was awarded the “Goslarer Kaiserring” Prize, questions societal role models and selection processes in the art industry through her objects and sculptures. When selecting the forms of her work, she draws on motifs from male-dominated classical modernism, which she then transforms and satirizes. She uses furniture and household objects that are traditionally considered to be banal and are associated with the “feminine” sphere. In this way, such objects become loaded with meaning and appreciate in value, appearing as collectables. The objects created for the Neue Berliner Kunstverein are reminiscent of the art of the avant-garde of the early 20th century, in particular the work of Sophie Taeuber-Arps. They are comparable to small, hanging marionettes, and are comprised of diverse sewing tools. Wiebke Siem's works have been shown in countless solo and group exhibitions, including: Kunstmuseum Bonn (2019); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2018); Neues Museum Nürnberg (2017; 2009; 2002); Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg (2015); ZKM, Karlsruhe (2013); Kunsthalle Hamburg (2016; 2004); Kunsthalle Bern (1997); The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1997); Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (1997; 1996); Bonner Kunstverein (1996).



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2019, buttons, cotton reel, thread, 28.5 x 7.5 cm, Nr. 1 of 5 single editions, certificate
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2019, darning mushroom, buttons, thread, 28 x 7 cm, Nr. 2 of 5 single editions, certificate
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2019, 'Knitting Nancy', crochet hooks, knitting needles, metal joints, 27.5 x 6.5 cm, Nr. 3 of 5 single editions, certificate
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2019, untitled, 2019, buttons, cotton reel, thread, 24.5 x 7 cm, Nr. 4 of 5 single editions, certificate
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2019, 'Knitting Nancy', knitting needles, metal joints, 46 x 7.5 cm, Nr. 5 of 5 single editions, certificate
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