Cornelia
Herfurtner


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Cornelia Herfurtner is a sculptor living in Berlin. She works both under her civil name and in various collectives.

Since summer 2020, she has been working on the subject of passiven Bewaffnung [passive armament]. This is a valid legal construct in the Federal Republic of Germany that allows the wearing or carrying everyday and other protective objects at demonstrations to be criminalized. Besides repressive court judgements, she has come across a wide range of practices for self-protection at demonstrations that are used worldwide. For this cycle of work, she has learned wood carving and sculpts primarily in lime wood.

From September to November 2022, she spent time in New York researching social movements and the history of engaged art practices from Heartfield to Decolonize this place.

Politically, the artist is organized in the alliance Rheinmetall Entwaffnen [disarm Rheinmetall], which campaigns to stop arms production and export from the Federal Republic of Germany.