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Podcast #4

Agnes Scherer


Agnes Scherer talks about her exhibition The Salty Testament – Part I: Melancholy of the Apostles. We move through the lead up to the work, a narrative installation that simultaneously functions as a relic and an omen of what is to come.


About Agnes Scherer: Agnes Scherer (1985, lives and works in Berlin) develops her own formats of presentation, which allow her to actively ‘show’ instead of ‘exhibit’. Scherer implements hand made artifacts into holistic theatrical frameworks and with her elaborate operettas and narrative installations she unfolds pictorial arrangements in space and time — orchestrating the viewer’s experience and directing their gaze. This way, she produces situations that feel both playful and urgent, raising existential questions and transporting critical discourses. Scherer uses these showing practices to explore how they can lend artists and their works a magical agency. Scherer‘s first operetta Cupid and the Animals was granted the Nigel Greenwood Art Prize in 2015 and within the years 2017/2018 presented at the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, as well as by TRAMPS in London and New York. In 2019, her second elaborate work within this format, The Teacher, was presented by Kinderhook & Caracas in Berlin. The artist‘s narrative installation The Very Hungry at the Berlin project space Horse & Pony, was granted the Berlin Art Prize in 2019. Alongside her artistic practice, Agnes Scherer writes essays within Art History and Cultural Anthropology.


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