Current Exhibition

Mike Bourscheid. Pisces and Capricorns

Opening: November 20, 2020
Exhibition: November 21, 2020 - February 14, 2021

Cowboy boots, epaulettes, leather aprons, and bodices ­– in the sculptures, videos, and performances of Mike Bourscheid (*1984 in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg) the characters are dressed eccentric. These elements already tell stories and refer to their typical wearers, as well as their place in (cultural) history. But does this turn a figure automatically into a princess, a cowboy or a father?


Mike Bourscheid designs and manufactures complex and symbolically charged costumes and makes them the center of his works. He lets his protagonists wear these self-tailored, pottered, forged or carved objects with great self-evidence – while dancing, eating or walking on the treadmill, even if sometimes they can barely move.


In his humorous works the artist plays with ideas of interpersonal relationships, roles, and identities and questions the reliable interpretation and meaningfulness of form, masculinity, stature, and clothing in a mischievous and urgent way.


 


Image: "Idealverein", 2016-2017, Exhibition view "Thank you so much for the flowers", Luxembourg Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2017