Flora: Teresa Hubbard/ Alexander Birchler

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Originally conceived by the Austin-based Swiss American artist duo Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler (born 1965 and 1962 respectively) for the Swiss Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennial, Flora reconstructs the life story of the American artist Flora Mayo, who in the 1920s had a romantic relationship with the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

While Giacometti is now one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, Mayo has vanished from history, her work destroyed and her life forgotten. In Flora, Hubbard / Birchler reanimate Mayo’s gripping biography from a feminist perspective, linking reconstruction and documentation to form a multi-layered type of narrative.

The catalogue, produced for an exhibition at the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste , records the artists‘ research and documents the installation.

In relation to the Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Flora exhibition from 09/2020-04/2020.