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Wiebke Siem

The Maximal Minimum

Uncanny and humorous—the genre-bending contemporary sculptures of Wiebke Siem.
Wiebke Siem is an important representative of contemporary art with an oeuvre that questions the boundaries between the genres of fashion, design, and sculpture and engages in a rewriting of the history of modern art from a female perspective that is as knowledgeable as it is humorous.

This richly illustrated volume presents sculptures and installations from the 1980s to the present day and reflects the central themes in Siem’s work, including the problematic appropriation strategies of non-European art in the modern age as well as the marginalization of women artists and their work in a male-dominated art world. An interview with the artist and essays on important aspects of her oeuvre offer access to a profound artistic cosmos in which ironic allusions, mockery, and grotesque humor expose the dissonance of the world.

160 pages | 100 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11

Art: Art--General Studies, European Art

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