Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) Announces Laura Horelli Hannah-Hoch-Forderpreis 2011

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) presents Laura Horelli Hannah-Höch-Förderpreis 2011. Open 29 November 2011–20 January 2012

Laura Horelli, born in Helsinki in 1976, studied at the Kuvataideakatemia in Helsinki and with Thomas Bayrle at Frankfurt’s Städelschule. Living in Berlin since 2001, she has created a complex body of work within a few years, for which she will be the first recipient of the Hannah-Höch-Förderpreis awarded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, within the frame of the Women Artist’s Program.

Besides text-based works and photography, the artist is now working more intensely with the medium of video, including multichannel video installations. She centers her investigations on communicative processes and their preconditions in the media, politics, and society within a globalized world. Horelli’s conceptual approach consists in formulating subjective ways of approximating “reality,” in order to take urban environments, events, and relationships from her former as well as current places of residence and from her travels, to remove them from their original contexts, and to link them in new ways. This results in an intertext that interconnects the various tides of events as well as their subtexts, at the same time subverting the representative-documentary aspect.

On the occassion of the exhibition, a publication with an extensive documentation and with texts by Maeve Connolly and Dieter Roelstraete will be published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, Cologne.

Curated by Kathrin Becker, Sophie Goltz

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
Chausseestraße 128/129
10115 Berlin, Germany

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