• Diana Sirianni and Katharina von Hagenow win Artprize of the Leinemann-Foundation

    Andreas Greiner, Dream Catcher, An engine producing ephemeral light, steel, bed, bedding, motor, flask, Vibrio Fischeri diluted in seawater, 2014 / Above a canopy bed, a triple pendulum mechanism is mounted. The engine provides a quasi-periodic movement to a cultivation flask filled with bioluminescent bacteria. The motion-triggered glow of the bacteria is permanent, provided the conical flask is in motion.
    Andreas Greiner, Dream Catcher, An engine producing ephemeral light, steel, bed, bedding, motor, flask, Vibrio Fischeri diluted in seawater, 2014 / Above a canopy bed, a triple pendulum mechanism is mounted. The engine provides a quasi-periodic movement to a cultivation flask filled with bioluminescent bacteria. The motion-triggered glow of the bacteria is permanent, provided the conical flask is in motion.
    Lucia Kempkes, Untitled (landscape), drawing, max. 200 x 300 cm, installation/presentation variable, 2014
    Lucia Kempkes, Untitled (landscape), drawing, max. 200 x 300 cm, installation/presentation variable, 2014

    Diana Sirianni (*1982 in Rome, Italy) and Katharina von Hagenow (*1986 in Herdecke, Germany) won the Artprize of the Leinemann-Foundation for Education and Fine Arts. It is awarded to young artists for the first time this week in cooperation with the association of friends of the University of Arts in Berlin, Europes biggest art school. Members of the jury were Britta Schmitz (Museum for Contemporary Art – Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin), Mark Gisbourne (Independent Curator, Berlin) und Kerstin Cmelka (University of Arts, Berlin). The jury elected Diana Sirianni and Katharina von Hagenow out of 85 applications.

    All 15 nominees of the Artprize are included in the huge group exhibition Kunst&Konstrukt (Art&Construct) at WESTRAUM in Berlin. The nominated artists  are:  Bastian Beyer, Musquiqui Chihying, Andreas Greiner, Katharina von Hagenow,  Marc von der Hocht, Markus Hoffmann, Lucia Kempkes, Jeewi Lee, Mileta&Arhelger, Stini Röhrs, Idan Sher, Diana Sirianni, Sprenger&Williams, Julia Lia Walter Sarah Wohler. A catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition.

    Diana Sirianni, Villa Farnesina (from the series Neubarock), mixed media, 53 x 35 x 21 cm, 2015
    Diana Sirianni, Villa Farnesina (from the series Neubarock), mixed media, 53 x 35 x 21 cm, 2015

    Diana Sirianni’s work Villa Farnesina, part of the Neubarock- cycle, is dedicated to the relation between the original artpiece and its numerous copies, representations and imitations. The Roman artist understands the Baroque not as a historical period but rather as a cultural strategy of appropriation and multiplication. Her work consists of a process of reproduction and reconfiguration of architecture through digital manipulation. The spatial collage, that appears like a frozen stream of data material, is the result of digital processing of former exhibition spaces, each of them layering above the other. Photographs, canvases, colored paper, small pieces of wood, silicon or metal are arranged in her three-dimensional collage, which describes the reproduction of the former room. “It is a very poetical work, in which the different layers of time and space are woven into each other in a very intelligent way“, a member of the jury stated.

    Katharina von Hagenow, Werk 5151 - Haus_Etzweiler, Slideshow installation with 65 sildes, projected on a postcard, 2014
    Katharina von Hagenow, Werk 5151 – Haus_Etzweiler, Slideshow installation with 65 sildes, projected on a postcard, 2014

    Katharina von Hagenow searches for her ancestors’ place with her work 5151 (Haus Etzweiler). Like many others their farm house named Etzweiler was destroyed by coal mining. It only exists as an image on a postcard. Katharina von Hagenow screens pictures of the landscape in its recent state on the backside of this postcard. The pictures show a devastated and ragged environment, the former rural idyll is destroyed by mining. „The old-fashioned slide-projector somehow resembles an shovel excavator”, a member of the jury says. Content and form are connected with each other as well as the historical layers of this piece of art, linked to the indivudal history of the artist.

     

    Exhibition Kunst&Konstrukt

    June 26- July 5, 2015

    Fri–Sat 3 to 7 p.m.

    Sun 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    At:

    WESTRAUM

    Nestorstr. 36, 10709 Berlin

    Sprenger&Williams, All we ever ate in (Month) – (From June 2014 to May 2015) document, paper, ca. 23 x 18 cm each, 2014/15
    Sprenger&Williams, All we ever ate in (Month) – (From June 2014 to May 2015)
    document, paper, ca. 23 x 18 cm each, 2014/15
    Sarah Wohler, untitled, acrylic and oil paint on canvas, 100 x 140 cm, 2015
    Sarah Wohler, untitled, acrylic and oil paint on canvas, 100 x 140 cm, 2015
    Mileta & Arhelger, Objects of Disciplinig, diverse objects, brass solded, polyurethane casting, 30 x 40 x 25 cm, 2015
    Mileta & Arhelger, Objects of Disciplinig, diverse objects, brass solded, polyurethane casting, 30 x 40 x 25 cm, 2015
    Julia Lia Walter, handling the cicumstances, video installation, watercolor on paper, projection, 195 x 106 cm, 2015
    Julia Lia Walter, handling the cicumstances, video installation, watercolor on paper, projection, 195 x 106 cm, 2015
    Idan Sher, Fragments vs. Structure, Installation, Digital print, plexiglass, metal, metal frame / rack, 185 x 100 x 100 cm, 2015
    Idan Sher, Fragments vs. Structure, Installation, Digital print, plexiglass, metal, metal frame / rack, 185 x 100 x 100 cm, 2015

     

    Tina Sauerlaender

    Tina Sauerlaender

    Tina Sauerländer is an art historian, curator and writer based in Berlin. With her label peer to space she has been organizing and curating exhibitions in different fields of contemporary art for several institutions and galleries since 2010, e.g. PORN TO PIZZA—Domestic Clichés (2015), Dark Sides Of… (2015), Across the Lines (2014), Visual Noise (2014), Money Works Part 2 (2014) or Entering Space (2013). She is the author of many texts on contemporary artists for catalogs, magazines or journals, e.g. Taryn Simon, Alicja Kwade, Carsten Nicolai or Anselm Reyle for the Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst. Her website is www.peertospace.eu.

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