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Florian Borkenhagen

German, b. 1959

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Florian Borkenhagen

German, b. 1959

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A professor of Interior Design at the Hamburg Academy of Fashion and Design, Florian Borkenhagen builds irreverent pieces out of adapted domestic devices. Joining sacred objects with moving parts, he skewers both religious tradition and modern inventions. Remote-control relics, portable confessional booths, wheelbarrows-turned-palanquins—these are just a few of Borkenhagen’s wry hybrids. With the blasphemy of Maurizio Cattelan and the comic austerity of Joseph Beuys, Borkenhagen’s pieces, so obviously impractical, are inflected with an uncanny humor.

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A professor of Interior Design at the Hamburg Academy of Fashion and Design, Florian Borkenhagen builds irreverent pieces out of adapted domestic devices. Joining sacred objects with moving parts, he skewers both religious tradition and modern inventions. Remote-control relics, portable confessional booths, wheelbarrows-turned-palanquins—these are just a few of Borkenhagen’s wry hybrids. With the blasphemy of Maurizio Cattelan and the comic austerity of Joseph Beuys, Borkenhagen’s pieces, so obviously impractical, are inflected with an uncanny humor.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Fair
Included in a major biennial
documenta