Sandra Vásquez de la Horra: Käthe-Kollwitz-Prize Award Ceremony and Exhibition at Akademie der Künste Berlin

The Murmur of the Cosmos
Award Ceremony and Exhibition Opening Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 7 pm

Chilean artist Sandra Vásquez de la Horra will be awarded the Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2023. In conjunction with the award ceremony, Akademie der Künste is showing a selection of her works, over 60 drawings, photographs and objects unfold in the site-specific installation The Murmur of the Cosmos.
In her work, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra addresses conflicts that are currently preoccupying us worldwide. Her works combine archetypes of our collective consciousness, taboos, gender issues and sexuality, intercultural reflections and questions of spiritual practice. She uses dreams, the subconscious and memories to create a poetic visual world between the imaginary and the real, with human existence at its centre.
De la Horra grew up at a time when her native Chile was dominated by torture, abductions and human rights violations following the military junta’s coup in 1973. The history of Chile has influenced her drawings, sculptures and installations just as much as her own family history, the mythologies of the indigenous population and colonial rule by European countries in Central and South America.

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