Sparda Art Prize 2017 Kubus
Work by Myriam Holme

Kubus. Sparda Art Prize 2017

In 2017, the “Kubus. Sparda Art Prize” was dedicated to the theme “Expanded Painting.” Corinne Wasmuht, Myriam Holme and Leni Hoffmann were nominated. The jury’s prize was awarded to Myriam Holme, the audience voted for Corinne Wasmuht.

The exhibition provided comprehensive insight into the work of Corinne Wasmuht (b. 1964 in Dortmund). On view were works from 2002 to 2017. The precisely painted pictures initially appear as to be snapshots. The layering of structures and perspectives creates an autonomous, detailed pictorial reality, with which the artist brings the simultaneity of various time levels to concurrence.

The poetic paintings and installative works of Myriam Holme (b. 1971 in Mannheim) set out with an examination of the characteristics of different materials, such as aluminum sheeting and glass. Juxtaposing opposites, her works contrast gleaming and mat surfaces, flat and sculptural elements, as well as the minute and the massive. The pieces often move from the wall into space, traversing it in all directions.

Leni Hoffmann (b. 1962 in Bad Pyrmont) works in-situ. On site, she defines an accessible pictorial space with the help of various, everyday materials. A decisive factor here is the recontextualization of the materials used. Her ephemeral interventions, also into the architecture, interconnect the museum’s interior and public exterior spaces. In the context of the exhibition, the artist continued her project “pizzicato_42,” begun in 1997, with an intervention in the “Stuttgarter Zeitung.”

Curators Ulrike Groos, Eva-Marina Froitzheim
Research assistance Anna-Maria Drago Jekal
Sponsored by Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg