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Wiebke Siem 
The Forger
(Die Fälscherin)

26 June 2009 - 13 Sept 2009 
Neues Museum - State Museum for Art and Design in Nuremberg (Nürnberg) 

Humorous story-telling technique by using clothes, wigs, bags

The exhibition at the Neues Museum in Nuremberg presents the current work of Berlin based female artist Wiebke Siem (born 1954) about living in Germany's 50ies with references to the pre-war period. The artist has developed for her nightmarish fantasies and impressions from her childhood a humorous story-telling technique by using clothes, wigs, toys, bags made of wood and fabrics in sceneries like in a kitchen.

The title of the exhibition remembers the words of adults "It's not real" to calm frightened children. The title 'The Forger' suggests that the installations are not authentic.

fig.: 'Niema tego zlego coby na dobre nie wyslo' by Wiebke Siem, 2007. Photo: Hans-Goerg Gaul, Stefan Alber. © Neues Museum - Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nürnberg

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