Informed Desire – Willms Neuhaus Prize 2020

Publisher Hatje Cantz
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Hatje Cantz, Berlin

Informed Desire – Willms Neuhaus Prize 2020 I Jenny Brockmann – 16.09.2020

Jenny Brockmann was awarded the Willms Neuhaus Prize in 2020. This book brings together contributions from a wide variety of sciences on the work of the discursive artist, sculptor, and architect. It also includes the transcript of the film Informed Desire (2019), for which the artist invited seven scientists for a conversation on the performative, interactive experimental system Seat#12. In her outstanding artistic practice, Brockmann explores the interfaces between nature and science. She combines a far-reaching interdisciplinary discourse with participatory interaction and comprehensive artistic freedom. Decisively pursuing her wide-ranging artistic questions on spatiotemporal and contemporary social experiences, she always leaves room for the coincidental.

Since its establishment in 2013, the Willms Neuhaus Foundation – Coincidence and Design has been dedicated to the research of coincidence and differentiated considerations of it. The foundation is dedicated to the promotion of art and science; it initiates and organizes interdisciplinary discourses, in particular to gain the interest of the arts, natural sciences, and humanities in this topic and to promote further projects and colloquia in an environment devoted to this theme.

JENNY BROCKMANN (*1976, Berlin) is an artist (UdK Berlin, master’s degree student under Rebecca Horn) and architect (TU Berlin). Her sculptures, participatory installations, and discursive projects are presented around the world.

EXHIBITIONS BOZAR, Brussels December 10, 2019–January 19, 2020 Dahlem Art Museum, Berlin January 24, 2020–February 14, 2020

Ed. Willms Neuhaus Stiftung, text(s) by Jenny Brockmann, Felix Ekardt, Jenny Graser, Gert Hofmann, Martina Kumlehn, Corinna Lüthje, Heike Catherina Mertens, Birgit Möckel, Agnes Neuhaus-Theil, Ursula van Rienen, Sylvia Speller, Karsten Wolf, graphic design by Andrea Nicolò

German, English, 2020. 96 pp., 103 ills., hardcover, 23.00 x 28.00 cm, ISBN 978-3-7757-4816-2

Graphic Design by Andrea Nicolò
Printing by Livonia, Riga, Lituania
Print Edition 800