Marianna Simnett


Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart
dal 17 Maggio al 3 Novembre 2024

The exhibition

From 17.05.2024 to 03.11.2024, the Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart in Berlin hosts the solo show dedicated to UK Berlin-based multi-disciplinary artist Marianna Simnett, who works with film, installation, drawing, and sculpture.
The exhibition is curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, Directors of Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart, and Charlotte Knaup, curator at Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart.

Simnett’s artistic approach brings together film, dance, orchestra, and artificial intelligence in this bold and fantastical deconstruction of the sport and its societal impact.
Her work Winner echoes the dramaturgy of the game and dissects its socially constructed power hierarchies and constant pressure to perform. Through the element of dance, the work restages and radically transforms football’s most impassioned moments: elation and triumph, brutality and ferocity, suffering and defeat.
Her vivid hallucinatory world extends beyond the screen into the exhibition space. It matches and simultaneously subverts the architecture and choreography of football. Spatial barriers reminiscent of stadium fences lead viewers through the installation, while the film itself travels around the space mimicking the rapid pace of the ricocheting ball.

Accompanying the exhibition is the sixth edition of the Hamburger Bahnhof catalogue series, published by Silvana Editoriale.

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