In her multidisciplinary work, Berlin based artist Hannah Hallermann links clear, essential forms to complex social issues. Her sculptures that she builds in her own studio evoke an intense relation between body and objects, as well as powerful dynamics between the often disparate materials. Myths and symbols seem to drift through time and transfigure into contemporary form and relevance.
Hannah's sculptures act as tools for social transformation – embracing conflict and the paradox but refusing stagnation. The works may challenge the viewer’s imagination of how to relate to and how to use these tools, but also spark conversation about a reality of unequal opportunities. Hannah’s art supports ambiguity and a freer, less restricted kind of social interaction: more confusing, more chaotic, less reasonable, more dirty, more open, more vulnerable.
Her work is featured in the major presentation “Still Alive” at Albertinum, Dresden. She is part of the Sammlung Hoffmann and the SKD (Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden). Hallermann has recently been awarded with the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, Stiftung Kunstfonds and the Sonderstipendium des Landes Berlin.
Text by Saskia Trebing