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Trisha Donnelly at Museum Ludwig

Artist: Trisha Donnelly

Venue: Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Exhibition Title: 2017 Wolfgang Hahn Prize

Date: April 25 – August 31, 2017

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Trisha Donnelly at Museum Ludwig

Trisha Donnelly at Museum Ludwig

Trisha Donnelly at Museum Ludwig

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.

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Trisha Donnelly at Museum Ludwig
Trisha Donnelly at Museum Ludwig
Trisha Donnelly at Museum Ludwig
Trisha Donnelly at Museum Ludwig
Trisha Donnelly at Museum Ludwig

Images courtesy of the artist and Museum Ludwig, Cologne. Photos by Fotografie Schulzki.

Press Release:

The Ge­sellschaft für Mod­erne Kunst am Mu­se­um Lud­wig will pre­sent the 2017 Wolf­gang Hahn Prize to Tr­isha Don­nel­ly. With this prize, which has been award­ed an­nu­al­ly over the past twen­ty-three years, the or­gani­za­tion will rec­og­nize the ex­traor­d­i­nary oeu­vre of this artist, who was born in 1974 in San Fran­cis­co and now lives in New York.

The prize in­cludes the ac­qui­si­tion of a work or a group of works by the artist for the col­lec­tion of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig. An ex­hi­bi­tion of Tr­isha Don­nel­ly’s work will al­so take place at the mu­se­um, and a ca­t­a­logue will be pub­lished to com­me­m­o­rate the award. The ju­ry for the 2017 Wolf­gang Hahn Prize in­clud­ed this year’s guest ju­ror Suzanne Cot­ter, di­rec­tor of the Ser­ralves Mu­se­um of con­tem­po­rary art in Por­to; Yil­maz Dziewior, di­rec­tor of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig; Mayen Beck­mann, chair­wo­m­an of the Ge­sellschaft für Mod­erne Kunst; as well as Gabriele Bier­baum, Sabine Du­Mont Schütte, Jörg En­gels, and Robert Müller-Grünow as board mem­bers of the Ge­sellschaft für Mod­erne Kunst.

Mayen Beck­mann, chair­wo­m­an of the Ge­sellschaft für Mod­erne Kunst, of­fered the fol­low­ing state­ment on the se­lec­tion of the artist: “The ju­ry was en­thu­si­as­tic about Tr­isha Don­nel­ly’s di­verse work, which re­sists in­ter­pre­ta­tion. With sculp­tures, draw­ings, per­for­mances, films, and pho­to­graphs, she cre­ates works that lead us as view­ers in­to en­tire­ly dif­fer­ent spheres of per­cep­tion. Her con­sis­ten­cy and rad­i­cal ap­proach to ques­tions of aes­thet­ics or re­cep­tion were an im­por­tant rea­son for hon­or­ing Tr­isha Don­nel­ly with the Wolf­gang Hahn Prize. This is very much in keep­ing with the spir­it of Wolf­gang Hahn, who saw the con­nec­tion be­tween life and art in the avant-garde.”

Suzanne Cot­ter, di­rec­tor of the Ser­ralves Mu­se­um of con­tem­po­rary art in Por­to: “The Wolf­gang-Hahn Prize is one of the most in­spir­ing awards for con­tem­po­rary artists of its kind, and it is with enor­mous plea­sure that the prize this year goes to Tr­isha Don­nel­ly. Tr­isha Don­nel­ly is with­out doubt one of the most com­pelling artists of our time whose work of­fers en­tire­ly new ways of ex­pe­ri­enc­ing and think­ing about form, at once sy­naes­th­esic and dis­rup­tive­ly tran­s­port­ing. As an artist she oc­cu­pies a po­si­tion of com­mitt­ed re­sis­tance to the easy ap­pro­pri­a­tion of art as some­thing con­tained and ul­ti­mate­ly con­trol­lable. At the same time, the ex­traor­d­i­nary generos­i­ty of her work, that touch­es on the vi­su­al – in par­tic­u­lar the pho­to­graph­ic – , the spo­ken, the au­ral and the phys­i­cal, is elec­tri­fy­ing in its per­mis­sion.”

Yil­maz Dziewior, di­rec­tor of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig: “For us as an in­sti­tu­tion whose mis­sion is to col­lect con­tem­po­rary art, the pre­sen­ta­tion of the prize to Tr­isha Don­nel­ly is ex­cel­lent news. I have fol­lowed Tr­isha’s work close­ly for years; she brings the problem that artists have long worked on—­name­ly, what the very con­cept of an art­work mean­s—in­to the fu­ture. Her in­de­pen­dence and re­sis­tance to all forms of ap­pro­pri­a­tion are es­sen­tial el­e­ments of her work, as is her abil­i­ty to ad­just to the spe­cif­ic ex­hi­bi­tion venue and con­text, on­ly to over­turn ev­ery­thing, to dis­pense with any con­text of mean­ing, and to di­rect­ly ap­peal to the view­er. The Wolf­gang Hahn Prize thus once again sets new stan­dards by rec­og­niz­ing an ex­traor­d­i­nary and pi­oneer­ing artist.”

BAUWENS and Eb­n­er Stolz, two lo­cal com­pa­nies in Cologne, will cont­in­ue their long-term sup­port of the award cer­e­mony in 2017 as well as the ex­hi­bi­tion at the Mu­se­um Lud­wig and the publi­ca­tion. In 2016 both com­pa­nies agreed to gener­ous­ly sup­port the Wolf­gang Hahn Prize for at least three years.

Link: Trisha Donnelly at Museum Ludwig

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