ANNETTE KELM at MOCAD
The display at the Museum of Contemporary Art brings together a series of works from throughout the artists' career that outline the above-mentioned concerns. In particular the work Art Car (2007) offers a link to Detroit, a photographic diptych depicting an automobile that has been deconstructed. In fact, the convertible's body is stripped down in every sense: The door handles, mirrors, and bumpers have been removed from the car (made in the 1980s by Volkswagen) and stuck in its backseat. Kelm's photographs are similarly unfinished in sensibility, since the car is shot in ordinary daylight against a plain white backdrop it seems to present the bare bones beneath a supple commercial image, depicting the car in a manner that is more in keeping with mug shots than with the glossy, seductive representations of automobiles to which we are accustomed to.
Curated by Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at Large Jens Hoffmann
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The Falkenrot Preis was initiated in 2005 and is being presented for the eleventh time this year. It is awarded to innovative artists whose works cross the borders of established artistic disciplines, thereby setting new standards. The Falkenrot Prize winner in 2017 is Andreas Schmitten (*1980), who lives in Düsseldorf.