Closing event with the artists
Neukölln Art Prize 2023
Curators Lena Fließbach and Yolanda Kaddu-Mulindwa will guide through the exhibition in a conversation with artists Florian Bong-Kil Grosse, Friederike Hammann, Peter Hock, Silvia Noronha, Katharina Reich, Antje Taubert and Sarah Wohler.
In his photographic works, Florian Bong-Kil Grosse finds meaning in everyday urban situations. Precise observations of human communication, interaction and gestures are often the focus. Friederike Hammann presents her Dark Diary, an ongoing series of abstract, somber drawings that accompany Russia’s war of aggression on Ukraine. Peter Hock is attracted to the ambiguous, seemingly useless, which can be given a sense of meaning in his large-scale charcoal drawings. In her ongoing work Shifting Geologies, Silvia Noronha attempts to simulate geological processes and future landscapes. Katharina Reich’s work explores her origins and identity as well as historical and cultural references. She creates ephemeral systems of order from collections of everyday objects. For Baroqueizing Deviation, Antje Taubert took Solaris, a 1961 science fiction novel by Polish author Stanisław Lem, as a starting point. The result is a dynamic space where uniform surfaces seem to dissolve and disintegrate. Sarah Wohler’s installation is a search for a place of belonging and security.