for “The Very Hungry” at Horse & Pony
Agnes Scherer, “The Very Hungry”, 2019, installation view, photo: Anastasia Muna
Those familiar with Horse & Pony will feel a disorienting, yet welcome, sense of jamais vu upon entering its rooms. Agnes Scherer’s narrative installation leads visitors through a sequence of carefully crafted impressions. Impressions that led the jury to remark that there “is a fire burning within the artist.” The installation is rational, yet transformational. The work’s protagonist, Marie Antoinette in the form of a life-sized figure, conveys moments of her own theatricality, independent from the realm of humans.
Esteban Rivera Ariza
for his exhibition at gr_und
Esteban Rivera Ariza, “Hören sie, die Kinder der Nacht, wie sie Musik machen”, 2019, video installation in coffin, exhibition detail, photo: Anastasia Muna
Ada Van Hoorenbeke
for “Goods & Services” at Kinderhook & Caracas
Ada Van Hoorenbeke, Goods & Services, 2019, installation view, photo: Anastasia Muna
“I feel like I am living again,” was the comment of one jury member. “It’s next level,” said another. In Ada Van Hoorebeke Goods & Services, the collaboration between Kinderhook & Caracas and the artist resulted in a journey through the artist’s world. It is one of hard and soft, DIY and industrial, age-old tradition and assembly line processes – above all, it is a world of detail. Here, even the most seemingly spontaneous brushstroke is no coincidence.
for “WHY ARE WE MAD” at Ashley
Wieland Schönfelder, “The Broken Man”, 2019, exhibition detail, photo: Anastasia Muna
In Wieland Schönfelder’s exhibition, the jury experienced an unexpected theatricality stemming from the creation of a wholly unique cosmos – as well as a play on high and low.