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    lot 662 — Hannah Hallermann, Startblock 2 (2017)

sold in slot Oblique Strategies in auction Chapter 6
Concluded. 2021/9/25, 3 pm to 6 pm
auction finished. artworks are no longer visible for licensing reasons.

minimum price   4.800 €
price estimate   8.000 €
sale price   6.800 €

size   73,5 x 45 x 30 cm
edition   edition of 3 (2/3), each is handmade and unique
signature   with certificate
condition   perfect
technique   hand polished stainless steel

In her multidisciplinary work, the Berlin artist Hannah Hallermann combines clear, essential forms with complex social issues. In her sculptures, which often evoke abstract architectural elements or sports equipment, she explores the relationship between bodies and objects, the contemporary narratives of constant optimization and the need for leaps of faith, new beginnings and breakups. The strong spatial presence of the work is closely bound to a resonant sense of the metaphorical. Her series of ​Startblocks, made of various combinations of materials, can, on the one hand, be read in the light of a tradition of minimalism, but they are simultaneously imbued with a symbolic narrative. A starting block is an object for taking off as well as representing a challenge to one’s personal limitations and fear of heights. It concerns both hesitation and the need to rev oneself up, a point of departure at which contradictory emotions coalesce – yet a decision has to be made. Text: Saskia Trebing

Hannah Hallermann, born 1982 in Nuremberg, obtained her MFA and at the HfBK Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden. Prior to this, she studied art, art history and philosophy at the art academy Villa Arson in Nice, France. One of her Startblocks was recently shown at Albertinum, Dresden and is part of the Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin.

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