Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Durmiente 1, 2018, Photo: Eric Tschernow © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024 – The Artist

The Murmur of the Cosmos.
Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2023

Exhibition

Chilean artist Sandra Vásquez de la Horra will be awarded the Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2023. In conjunction with the award ceremony, the Akademie der Künste is showing a selection of her works, which can be seen from 19 Jun to 25 Aug 2024 on Hanseatenweg. Over 60 drawings, photographs and objects unfold in a site-specific installation.

Sandra Vásquez de la Horra’s work focuses on the conflicts that are of current concern to people around the world, combining archetypes derived from our collective consciousness, taboos, questions of gender and sexuality, intercultural reflections and interrogations 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 during a period when her native Chile was governed by the junta following the military coup in 1973 and plagued by torture, abductions and human rights violations. Her drawings, sculptures and installations are influenced not only by her country’s history but also by her examination of her own family history, the mythologies of the Indigenous population and European colonial rule in Central and South America.

The exhibition catalogue will include texts by Ulrike Grossarth and Siegfried Zielinski.


With the kind support of the Cologne Kreissparkasse which funds the Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne.

 

Media Partners

Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Series Pieces of a Woman, 2021–2022, Photos: Gunter Lepkowski © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024 – The Artist

Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Salto Espiral, 2022, Photo: Gunter Lepkowski © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024 – The Artist

Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, El Bombero, 2016, Photo: Eric Tschernow © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024 – The Artist

Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, La mismisima Misericordia, 2018, Photo: Eric Tschernow © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024 – The Artist

Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Señorita Bibliotecaria, 2017, Photo: Eric Tschernow © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024 – The Artist

Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Heilung, 2003 (Nr. 3, 4), Photography, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024 – The Artist

19 Jun — 25 Aug

Hanseatenweg

Hall 1

Tue – Fri 2 – 7 pm
Sat & Sun 11 am – 7 pm

€ 6/4
Free admission under 18 years, Tuesdays and every first Sunday of the month

Tickets

Award ceremony and exhibition opening
Tue 18 Jun 7 pm
With Sandra Vásquez de la Horra et al.

Guided Tours
Tue 5 pm
€ 5 plus exhibition ticket

Tickets for Guided Tours

Exhibition Tour with Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
Fr 21 Jun 5 pm
Registration: bildendekunst@adk.de

Curator's Tour with Anke Hervol
Tue 9 & 23 Jun each 5 pm
Sun 25 Aug 12 pm

Tour for blind and visually impaired visitors (together with ABSV)
Fri 21 Jun 5 pm
Free admission

Tour for deaf visitors with translation into German sign language
Tue 9 Jul 5 pm
Free admission

Further information

Exhibition Flyer (PDF)