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These are the winners of the Reclaim Award 2020:

Nadine Aber

Camouflage

“Life doesn’t frighten me” is the life concept of designer Michelle Elie, who frequently positions herself against societal norms in her works. However, in unusual times with threats like Covid-19 a …

Sophie Aigner

Socke

Sock, sign of the times. In Sophie Aigner’s work, its leg becomes a plaster cast. Form and content appear literally “worn”. This lends the work its sculptural character. Her choice of object seems to …

Johanna Baschke

absence I

In Johanna Baschke’s work, people are photographed in isolation and arranged with other people to form a digital structure. Populating the image space together, the void hanging between the protagoni …

Julie Batteux

Blindes Vertrauen

Julia Batteux’s photographic work “Blindes Vertrauen” depicts a pair of lovers in an intimate embrace. The tender and heartfelt moment resonates with abundant trust, devotion and humanity. A moving i …

André Britz

People in Boxes, Uprising

In André Britz’s analogue paper collage “People in Boxes, Uprising”,man is limited. The quadrature becomes his identity from which he strives to flee. He twists and writhes, revolts, resists. In this …

Bouwe Brouwer

Untitled

Man keeps a lookout. Bouwe Brouwer’s subject “Peeking Man” could be a film still from an Alfred Hitchcock classic. Prototype or otherwise, Brouwer knows his craft too. By denying the beholder of his …

Fabio Cavallari

Kolonya wasser

One work unites many narratives. Fabio Cavallari’s image is an abstract portrayal of the percent distribution of alcohol in relation to perfume essences in the formula for “Eau de Cologne”, that city …

Tom Crump

Amorphophallus titanum #2

Tom Crump’s digital photograph is part of his series “Amorphophallus titanum” The title-giving flower, which is part of the arum family and also described as the corpse flower, is an allegory of the …

Tielin Ding

City of Camera-Xray

Total X-ray. Four heads in a suitcase. Tielen Ding’s photograph of the security scan of her suitcase packed with head mannequins is a critical and at the same time ironic examination of the total and …

Brigitte Dunkel

Metal Me

Brigitte Dunkel’s work “Metal Me” is part of the serial project THIS IS NOT. The visual material for this work was shot using an iPhone CE 0682 and pre-edited using layout software available as an ap …

Tamara Eckhardt

The Children of Carrowbrowne

Tamara Eckhardt’s documentary series “The Children of Carrowbrown” examines the adolescence of childern of Traveller families. Travellers are the largest ethnic minority in Ireland. On account of the …

Michelle Elie

Life3

“Life doesn’t frighten me” is the life concept of designer Michelle Elie, who frequently positions herself against societal norms in her works. However, in unusual times with threats like Covid-19 a …

kollektiv federfrei

mit einander

Two bodies move in the space. Touch each other, to their own rhythm. A third paints with hands on their bodies. The colours blur on moving bodies to make new pictures. In their project “Einander”, Jo …

Carole Fékété

Pension Anatoli Vassiliev

Carole Fékété’s photograph from 2001 shows us the common room of a Moscow guest house. Curtains and chairs match one another perfectly. Too perfectly? The transitions between the objects are impercep …

Lisa Großkopf

Concerns of the 21st century

HOW TO CONVINCE YOURSELF THAT YOU CAN DO SOMETHING? In Lisa Großkopf’s work the billboard becomes the bearer of questions of our present day. Her basis for this is the online portal wikiHow. There on …

Joscha Jantoß & Olga Preiss

Coronasupermarkt

Corona consumerism. Joscha Janstoß and Olga Preiss’s poster, on which an oversized, twisting shopping list can be seen, recounts the consequences and effects of the Covid-19 pandemic based on real an …

Liza Dieckwisch Julia Gruner

Eishits

Coming from painting, Liza Dieckwisch and Julia Gruner have been occupied with the boundary between art and everyday food in joint projects since 2015. In this context parallels are drawn between pai …

Kim Haedeun

Outside the tram. 2019

Movement as pause. Haeduen Kim’s street photograph “Outside the tram” resembles a wimmelpicture of standstill. Travellers melancholically persevere on the inside of the tram. The forced shared break …

Debbie Kleijn

childhood II

In the slough of despond. Debbie Kleijn’s photograph of sinking shopping carts stands as an allegory to the absurd excesses of our consumerism. No salvation in sight. …

Andreas Lauermann

Kinderspielplatz

The paranoid dictator Enver Hodscha covered Albania with concrete bunkers from 1972 until 1984. He was trying to protect his population against enemies who he felt were closing in. 700,000 bunkers we …

Thea Mantwill

Sätze, die ich stehen lassen kann

The full stop is the round thing at the sentence’s end. In Thea Mantwill’s work “Sätze die ich stehen lassen kann” (“Phrases I can ditch”), the title says it all. Her word-chains omit nothing, take n …

Bärbel Möllmann

Camera obscura Wien (Schlafzimmer)

For her shots Bärbel Möllmann darkens the rooms of an apartment in Vienna. She uses a curtain, in which a lens projects the image of the outside world onto the walls behind. Total darkness force the …

Matthias Moravek

L’Ephémère disparu

Graphic design in the public space. During an artist’s residency in Saint-Louis/Senegal, Matthias Moravek decided to work directly on walls and structures at locations in the public space. The result …

Sali Muller

Das Zeitfenster

As though light were being disassembled into its component parts. Sali Muller’s Venetian blinds reflect light, and yet look like surfaces through which light pierces in order to fan out rainbow-like …

Daniel Nehring

Stage (Ausschnitt), 2020

The medium of pastel – a hybrid of painting and drawing – is used by Daniel Nehring in order, in his work “Stage”, to arrange a stage situation, a set, which itself functions as a hybrid: As an imagi …

Martin Paletar

Vivas Nos Queremos (We Want Us Alive), Argentina

Reclaim the street. The public space becomes a stage for protest. Martin Paletar’s documentary photograph depicts a young Argentinian girl at a demonstration on International Women’s Day, also known …

Laura Pirgie

Spezialexperte, 2020

An abstract part of the whole. Originally shot using an analogue large-format camera, then scanned, then one part enlarged. The digital blow-up of the scanned negative in Laura Pirigie’s work “Spezia …

Sanna Reitz

hybris

The series hybris by Sanna Reiz thematizes the aesthetic conquering of Nature in the form of structured geometric cutting of plants to form a hedge. The essence of human dominance is anchored in the …

Maximilian Rödel

FORTUNATOR IV, 2019, 180x160cm, oil on canvas

Maximilian Rödel’s work “Fortunator” is green, is blue, is yellow, or at least close to that. And it is almost quadratic. Colour surfaces running into one another hamper its explanation. Thus, unexpl …

Nina Röder

Mum in bed

Nina Röder’s image is part of her series WENN DU GEHEN MUSST WILLST DU DOCH AUCH BLEIBEN. It depicts her mother in a nightdress of her mother’s, in a yoga pose. The photograph is part of a process of …

Timo Seber

IDA

This high-res scan of an analogue negative deals with expression, attitude and relationship of the two illustrated persons. Time and place cannot really be identified in the image. In and as a result …

Iyla Shah

Smile

Iyla Shah’s mixed media work on paper examines the colours and shapes that she encounters daily. In what combinations and to what end are they presented to us? What function do they have on different …

Jun Eui Song

Rococorean Post-Reality

Jun Eui Song produces works that concentrate on the aesthetics of the digital and its machine logic. His religious space shown here conflates elements of Bavarian Rococo churches with traditional Kor …

Nathalie Stirnimann Stefan Stojanovic / Foto: Srdjan Djuric

What if the walls were more flexible?

Frequently, walls function as bolt, as boundary. They are firmly impenetrable and one needs to walk around them. Nathalie Stirnimann and Stafan Stojanovic comprehend walls more as nets. In their perf …

Katja Stuke

o.T.3

In their work “Japanese Lesson”, artistic photographers Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber deal with the issues concerning political and social landscape in Japan. Hopefully trees get pictured there too? …

Sebastian Thewes

ce_071

Sebastian Thewes’s digital 3D graphic looks like a post-futuristic rhizome. The wickerwork of his rhizome-like construct has combined to form a floundering carpet floating through the cosmos. Should …

Inge Trienekens

Face not found #2

The surface as monitor. Inge Trieneken’s photograph “Face Not Found” does, and doesn’t, depict. Inge Trieneken’s choice of surface for depiction means that the visibility of what is depicted becomes …

Andrea van Reimersdahl

Identity sucks 03

Andrea van Reimersdahl operates painting multi-dimensionally. The work “Identity sucks” visualizes the notion of moving images interacting above and beyond the exhibition space. In the photograph ill …

Arne Wastyn

Inside Out (2)

Arne Wastyn’s found footage work “Inside Out” combines two aesthetics: Nature photography and first aid manual illustrations. The obvious lack of cohesion between these two different visual vocabular …

TILO&TONI

Summer Collection

All image archives available in the world are a type of spare-parts warehouse for images. Tilo&Toni appropriate images, rhetoric, gestures and poses. Hierarchy-free in relation to origin, technique, …

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