Pries der Kunsthalle Wein 2015
Anastasiya Yarovenko (b. 1983) is a Ukrainian-born conceptual artist and the second recipient of the 2015 Kunsthalle Wien Prize in partnership with the Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Yarovenko’s sculptural installations concern the body’s relationship to societal structures, behaviors and space. In her featured installation, Mimicry, at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Yarovenko assembled a selection of collapsible modular furniture-like elements and seemingly nonfunctional sculptures made of light materials that don’t represent any definitive state but can interact with the viewer and surroundings. All the objects fit together into a single portable case, thus signaling mobility and transitory states. Along with a multi-page color insert, this publication includes an essay on the artist’s work by Hemma Schmutz, an artist’s conversation with Lucas Gehrmann and Kunsthalle director Nicolaus Schafhausen and foreword by Eva Bliminger. This is an ongoing series documenting the recipients of the Kunsthalle Wien Prize.
5 ¼ x 7 ½ in. / 48 pp w/ color insert / 22 b&w and 5 color
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KUNSTHALLE WIEN, VIENNA