Mike Bourscheid represents Luxembourg at the 57th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia with the exhibition “Thank You So Much for the Flowers”.
With self-effacing playfulness, Mike Bourscheid’s costumes, altered domestic objects, musical pieces and performances recount cryptic stories about gender identification, familial inheritance and cultural history. Always, Bourscheid’s work seeks to transform traditional understandings of art’s role in our daily lives, from our loves to our routine work.
Mike Bourscheid often uses performance and sculpture to interweave stereotypes of masculine and feminine labor. Here, the Luxembourg pavilion provides a uniquely hospitable atmosphere for this intimate approach. Each of the pavilion’s five rooms unfolds its own enigmatic narrative. Upon entering the pavilion, viewers will pass through a long corridor lined with birch panels and antique wooden cookie molds – a preface to multiple curious tangles of familial and social custom.
- Luxembourg Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2017