Recipient of Willms Neuhaus Prize

Award Ceremony: 24.01.2020
Film Presentation 24.01. – 14.02.2020
@Kunsthaus Dahlem
Käuzchensteig 8, 14195 Berlin

The WILLMS NEUHAUS PRIZE 2020 goes to Jenny Brockmann
The award ceremony is on January 24, 2020, at 7 p.m. at Kunsthaus Dahlem, Berlin

Welcome: Dr. Agnes Neuhaus Theil, Willms Neuhaus Stiftung, Berlin
Laudation: Heike Catherina Mertens, managing director, Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann Haus, Berlin, Los Angeles

Since its foundation in 2013, the WILLMS NEUHAUS STIFTUNG – Zufall und Gestaltung [WILLMS NEUHAUS FOUNDATION – Chance and Design] has been dedicated to the exploration of diverse considerations of chance. As an important primum movens for development, evolution, and innovation, chance should be valued anew and given space and time to be perceived with greater freedom and to let it enter into dialogue with rational, action-oriented thinking. The WILLMS NEUHAUS foundation is dedicated to the promotion of art and science, which can contribute to chance and its creative potential through essential insights and experiences. It aims to initiate interdisciplinary discourses, in particular, to convince professionals from the fields of arts, natural sciences, and humanities to engage with this topic and to promote further projects and colloquia in the thematic field.

Accordingly, the WILLMS NEUHAUS STIFTUNG – Zufall und Gestaltung awards the WILLMS NEUHAUS PRIZE to Berlin-based artist Jenny Brockmann in 2020. In her outstanding artistic practice, Brockmann combines a far-reaching interdisciplinary discourse with participatory interaction and comprehensive artistic freedom. While decisively pursuing her wide-ranging artistic questions on spatial-temporal and current social experiences, she always leaves room for the coincidental.

JENNY BROCKMANN *1976 is an artist (UdK Berlin, master student of Rebecca Horn) and architect (TU Berlin) who lives and works in Berlin. Her sculptures, participative installations, and discursive projects are presented internationally. In her work, she combines an extraordinary ability to represent and connect complex scientific contexts with constant communication and individual appropriation. Her artistic explorations are aimed at the interfaces between nature and art, art and science, and the humanities and natural sciences. She explores the resistive, the processual, and the dynamically interactive in space and thus also in time. Her comprehensive “spaces of knowledge” emerge from interdisciplinary contexts and evoke philosophical and psychological questions that constantly arise from communicative processes.