Committed to promoting younger talent, the Kunstverein is showing the traditional exhibition for the “Prize of the Kunstverein Hannover” of three scholarship holders of the “Villa Minimo Studio Scholarship”. Sven-Julien Kanclerski, Luise Marchand and Till Wittwer present new aspects of their work in three parallel solo presentations.
Image above: Sven-Julien Kanclerski, »Preis des Kunstvereins Hannover« Installationsansicht Kunstverein Hannover, 2022, Foto: Mathias Völzke
The “Prize of the Kunstverein Hannover” has been awarded since 1983. The one and two-year scholarships support artistic development in the area of living and working space and via project funds. The residency scholarship is continuously made possible by the generous support of Gundlach GmbH & Co as well as the Cultural Office of the City of Hanover and the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture. The process-based “Prize of the Kunstverein Hannover”, with a regional and national focus, is supervised by the Kunstverein Hannover, whose premises are made available to the scholarship holders for a final exhibition.
Sven-Julien Kanclerski (*1988 in Langenhagen, lives in Hanover) was awarded the one-year Lower Saxony Young Talent Scholarship in 2020 and lived and worked at Villa Minimo from January to December 2021. Sven-Julien Kanclerski deals with technical-infrastructural objects of our postmodernity. He is interested in giving purpose-oriented design an ironic twist – not in the form of ready-mades, but by means of modifications and conversions whose visual language is borrowed from the customising scene and various subcultures. Sven-Julien Kanclerski completed his studies at the Braunschweig University of Fine Arts in 2019 as a master student of Prof. Thomas Rentmeister.
Luise Marchand (*1987 in Blankenburg, lives in Berlin) was awarded the one-year National Young Artists Scholarship in 2018 and spent her residency at Villa Minimo from January to December 2020. Luise Marchand deals with information carriers – be they living beings or print products. She photographs and collages aspects of multispecies co-evolution. In a newly produced series of works developed specifically for the Kunstverein, she traces her family’s floristry business and sheds light on the cultivation of “eternal flowers” and the global trade in cut flowers. Luise Marchand studied at the Hochschule für Buchdruck und Kunst in Leipzig, where she graduated as a master student of Peter Piller and Peggy Buth in 2019.
Till Wittwer (*1985 in Stuttgart, lives in Hanover and Berlin) was awarded the two-year Lower Saxony Fellowship in 2018 and was at Villa Minimo from January 2019 to December 2020. Till Wittwer works explicitly with and about language. His performative-installative works deal with processes of producing reality via narrative formats. His series of works “Fabricators of Reality”, expanded by several chapters, discusses epistemological questions and brings together academic research and artistic speculation. Till Wittwer studied at the Berlin University of the Arts and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He completed his studies at the UdK Berlin in 2016 as a master student of Hito Steyerl.
Once a month, Till Wittwer will give a lecture performance of his series Fabricants of Reality at the Kunstverein Hannover. The first lecture performance on Friday 26 August at 6.30 p.m. is entitled “Sovereign Solo or Escape Mythology”. In September, on Sunday 18.09.,18.00 hrs, the theme revolves around “Time throws wrinkles in space”. And finally, in October, Sunday 09.10, 18.00, the question is: “Thinking through the green screen. Who actually invented reality as a special effect?” In addition, Till Wittwer offers the Fabrikanten Reading Group in German and English on Tuesday, 13.09.,18.00. Together with Dr. Annette Richter (Head Custodian of Natural History, Landesmuseum Hannover), Till Wittwer will look at his exhibition from new perspectives during a guided palaeontological tour on Wednesday 5 October, 6 pm. Our scholarship holders invite you to guided tours of their work: Saturday 10.09, 15.00 with Till Wittwer, Saturday 17.09,15.00 with Luise Marchand and Saturday 08.10, 15.00 with Sven-Julien Kanclerski. In addition, on Friday 09.09., 18.00 hrs and Tuesday 27.09., 18.00 hrs, there is the opportunity to get to know the exhibition in detail in the curatorial tours with Carlota Gómez. The Sunday tours take place weekly at 3 p.m.
The Kunstverein Hannover offers an extensive educational programme for all age groups. The age-appropriate workshop formats for pupils of all school types are divided into four different offerings for grades 1 to 13, which highlight different aspects of the exhibition. The information evening for teachers will take place on Wednesday, 24.08.2022 at 18.00. With the art immersion courses, children from 5 to 11 years can practically explore contemporary art at the Kunstverein Hannover. The dives, which take place every 14 days, are conceived and realised by professional artists. The Kunstverein Hannover has a special highlight in store for the coming autumn holidays: from 17.10. to 23.10.22 the Kunstverein Hannover is open exclusively to children! Exclusively and intensively, children will take possession of the empty exhibition rooms. A special art spectacle awaits them with a colourful workshop programme that changes daily.
Saturday, 20. August until Sunday, 9 October 2022
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