• View of “Alexandra Bircken,” 2021–22. Photo: Jens Ziehe.

    View of “Alexandra Bircken,” 2021–22. Photo: Jens Ziehe.

    Alexandra Bircken

    KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art

    The Kesselhaus, or “boiler house,” of the Kindl – Centre for Contemporary Art is a high-ceilinged industrial space—the type of building that Berlin sometimes seems to be made up of—and Alexandra Bircken’s multipart installation Fair Game, 2021, extended into every region of it. It did so mostly via the German artist’s near-trademark full-body latex bodysuits: rumpled black shells suggestive of recently departed life, deflation, or newly discarded skins. These objects littered the floor and hung in numbers from the ceiling, from a dangling ladder with cows’ ribs for bars, on the walls, and in

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