Birgit Jürgenssen is featured in the group exhibition No Dandy, No Fun, opening at Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland on Saturday 17 October 2020. Curated by Hans-Christian Dany and Valérie Knoll, Jürgenssen is featured alongside artists such as Kai Althoff, Marcel Broodthaers, Cerith Wyn Evans, Sylvie Fleury, and Virginia Woolf.
Who are the dandies of our times? Do they even still exist? That elegant gentleman, strolling along the arcades of Paris with a tortoise on a leash – do we really need him any more? The antiquated image of the dandy, of the man in the finely cut suit gazing impassively upon the world while sipping a glass of champagne, seems out of date today. But the attitude concealed behind this image has come to seem promising again. No Dandy No Fun traces the transformations of this model from the nineteenth century to the present, showing different facets of its multiple biography. This developmental history of a conceptual character is told through a series of snapshots.