Gallery talks — 26 Feb 2020
Femke Herregraven was nominated for the Prix de Rome 2019. On 26 February she talks about the new work she created for the exhibition.
- Museum ticket + € 3
- Meeting point at the information desk in the Entrance Area
- 26 Feb, 4 pm until 5 pm
- Main language
Femke Herregraven (1982) focuses in her work on the consequences of abstract value systems for historiography and individual lives. This research forms a basis for the imagination of new characters, stories, and objects. With Diving Reflex (Because We Learned Not to Drown, We Can Sing), the work she developed for the Prix de Rome 2019, the artist continues her investigation into the “catastrophe.” Catastrophe bonds, called “cat bonds,” play a central role in the work. Using the fictionalized characters of “The Last Man” and Elaine Morgan, Herregraven speculates about survival strategies. In doing so, she uses our natural diving reflex as a conceptual tool to explore the meanings of catastrophe.
ABOUT THE PRIX DE ROME
The Prix de Rome is the oldest and most generous prize in the Netherlands for visual artists under the age of 40, and architects under the age of 35. The aim of the prize is to promote talented artists, and support their development and visibility. The Mondriaan Fund has been responsible for organizing the award since 2012, and is working with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on this year’s edition. Rory Pilgrim received the Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2019 award on 31 October for his work The Undercurrent. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication with texts by Sacha Bronwasser, Maarten Buser, Brenda Tempelaar and Sophia Zürcher, published by Jap Sam Books. The Stedelijk’s programming recently featured shows by previous participants, such as Magali Reus (winner 2015) and Saskia Noor van Imhoff (nominated in 2017).
More info: www.prixderome.nl