Flora. Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler
- Piece created for the Swiss Pavilion at the Venice Biennial - Biography of the forgotten lover of Alberto Giacometti - Photography, sculpture, and narrative film installation oscillating between reality and fiction<br /><br />
The work originally conceived by the artist couple Hubbard / Birchler for the Swiss Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennial reconstructs the life story of the American artist Flora Mayo. Mayo had a romantic relationship in the 1920s with the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti. While he is now one of the most famous artists of the twentieth century, her work was destroyed, and her life forgotten. Hubbard / Birchler reanimate Mayo's compelling biography from a feminist perspective, combining reconstruction and documentation to create a multi-layered form of narrative. The catalogue, produced for the current exhibition at the Sammlung Goetz, elucidates the research the artists engaged in and documents the installation in an impressive manner.
Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, Munich / Sammlung Goetz
March 1 - May 24, 2019
The artists Teresa Hubbard ( 1965 Dublin, Ireland) and Alexander Birchler ( 1962, Baden, Switzerland) are based in Austin, Texas, and Berlin and have been working together since 1990. Their installations include sculpture, photography, and film. They first exhibited at the Venice Biennial in 1999.