Brazilian artist Renata Lucas usually works with already existing situations. Based on fictions, she intervenes into found landscapes and architectures making the background become the main character. Her displacements cause spaces to become the main focus of attention revealing their deeper structures and proposing meaningful transformations. In her new work Kunst-Werke, 2010 (Cabeça e cauda de cavalo) she creates a geometric alteration at the extremes of the terrain of KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, destabilizing its boundaries and crossing its thresholds.
With the exhibition at KW Renata Lucas, recipient of the Ernst Schering Foundation Art Award 2009, is presented for the first time in
Renata Lucas (born in 1971 in
In 2009 it was for the first time that the Ernst Schering Foundation presented its art award in cooperation with KW Institute for Contemporary Art in
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue designed by Manuel Raeder in close collaboration with the artist including essays by Jens Hoffmann and Dr Charlotte Klonk as well as a conversation between Renata Lucas and Susanne Pfeffer, edited by Heike Catherina Mertens, Ernst Schering Foundation, and Susanne Pfeffer, KW Institute for Contemporary Art (argobooks Berlin 2010, 12 Euro).