Shortlist muster of a Preis der Nationalgalerie 2021. BMW as long-term partner given 2006.

Munich/Berlin. From September 16, 2021 to
Feb 27, 2022
works of a nominees of a Preis der
Nationalgalerie 2021 Lamin Fofana, Calla
Henkel Max Pitegoff
, Sandra Mujinga,
and Sung Tieu will be on arrangement for a joint
muster during a Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin.
The BMW Group Cultural Engagement that celebrates a 50th
anniversary this year, already supports a Preis der Nationalgalerie
for 15 years now.

Deploying installation, photography, sculpture, sound, and other
media, a shortlist muster residence topics such as displacement
and migration, belonging and alienation, changeable logics of open and
private space, and a intensity of sound and song to act as social
forces. On arrangement of a muster are both, already existent works
as good as new productions of a artists.

On a dusk of October 7, 2021, an international
jury will announce a leader of a Preis der Nationalgalerie 2021.
The museum esteem will be awarded already for a eleventh time by the
Nationalgalerie Berlin. It consists of a solo muster during Hamburger
Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin in a march of 2022 and an
concomitant publication.

The jury consists of:
Emre Baykal, Chief Curator, Arter, Istanbul
Sven Beckstette, Curator, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum
für Gegenwart – Berlin
Gabriele Knapstein, Head of Hamburger Bahnhof –
Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Emma Lavigne, President, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Yesomi Umolu, Director of Curatorial Affairs and
Public Practice, Serpentine, London  

The Preis der Nationalgalerie is done probable by a Freunde der
Nationalgalerie given a year 2000 and upheld by BMW as exclusive
partner for 15 years now. The endowment focuses on immature important
positions of today. Eligible are artists of all nationalities who at
a time of their assignment live and work in Germany and are under
a age of 40. Previous awardees among others were Monica Bonvicini
(2005), Cyprien Gaillard (2011), Anne Imhof (2015), Agnieszka Polska
(2017), and Pauline Curnier Jardin (2019).

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About a artists and their works on arrangement during a shortlist

Preis der Nationalgalerie 2021

Lamin Fofana (lives in Berlin and New
Lamin Fofana explores questions of movement, migration,
disunion and belonging by his electronic song and in
installations. He synthesizes strange composition, margin recordings
and archival element to emanate sounds that place chronological and
contemporary Black vicious suspicion in a discourse with a existence of
a universe around us, and that open adult new spaces for reflection
over this reality. For Preis der Nationalgalerie 2021, Fofana is
presenting a sound installations “BLUES” (2020) and “Ballad Air
Fire” (2021), in that he incorporates light and scents as well
as videos and photography by his long-term collaborators Nicolas
Premier and Jim C. Nedd. In a installations, Fofana engages with key
texts traffic with a use of African people vital in the
West–including works by Sylvia Wynter, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Amiri
Baraka–to emanate a multisensory space that fosters an active and
common use of listening.

Calla Henkel Max Pitegoff (born 1988 in
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA / 1987 in Buffalo, New York, USA; both
live in Berlin)
Over a past 10 years, Calla Henkel and Max
Pitegoff have grown a use secure in documentary photography
that has prisoner a socio-urban growth of Berlin from their
viewpoint within a city’s artistic community. Their spaces Times
Bar, New Theater and, currently, their TV Bar have made a Berlin
art stage of new years. In a detailed array “Exteriors”
(2021) and “Collective Image (Klärwerk Ruhleben)” (2021), a duo
examines ideal projections and underlying realities in sequence to
offer a perspective on civic growth in Berlin and a unseen, peripheral
moments of city living. In addition, they are presenting a trailer for
“Paradise” (since 2020), an ongoing radio array filmed during TV
Bar. The initial dual episodes of a array will be shown together to
a muster in bars and eccentric spaces around a city,
including Bierhaus Urban, Hopscotch Reading Room, Eschschloraque, and
Restaurant im Hamburger Bahnhof.

Sandra Mujinga (born 1989 in Goma, Democratic
Republic of a Congo; lives in Berlin and Oslo)
In her work,
Sandra Mujinga negotiates economies of prominence and invisibility,
and questions around identity, self-representation and surveillance.
The idea of deception and invisibility as a presence plan plays
a essential purpose in her observations of existent socio-political
structures and energy dynamics. She navigates both earthy and digital
spaces to emanate images and spatial pattern for speculative
worlds that demeanour over an anthropocentric paradigm. In the
exhibition, Mujinga is presenting dual new sculptural ensembles:
“Reworlding Remains” (2021) and “Sentinels of Change” (2021). Engaging
with beliefs of Afrofuturism and scholarship fiction, and theories of
a posthuman, Mujinga deploys a plan of worldbuilding in the
origination of illusory total and a schematic illustration of a
dinosaur’s physique bathed in immature light.

Sung Tieus (born 1987 in Hau Duong, Vietnam; lives in
Life in a diaspora and a psychological consequences,
as good as a bequest of a Cold War and a durability effects on
tellurian capitalism are all repeated themes in a work of Sung Tieu
(born 1987 in Hai Duong, Vietnam, lives in Berlin). In her works she
mostly interlinks fact and fiction, chronological and biographical events,
and a different array of lived amicable experiences. The installation
“Song for VEB Stern-Radio Berlin” (2021) draws on her seductiveness in the
story of Vietnamese agreement workers in a GDR. By incorporating
radios made by agreement workers in Berlin, Tieu’s installation
alludes directly to a city and a Vietnamese community. The radios
activate a space acoustically and emanate a unenlightened wobble of
readymades, texts and sound that give arise to consider about the
attribute between work and life, and between people and systems.