Follow Fluxus 2016 /
Adriana Lara

Portrait Adriana Lara (*1978 in Mexico City), Photo: Livia Corona

The Follow Fluxus – After Fluxus 2016 grant for young contemporary art called by the Hessian State Capital of Wiesbaden and the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden / NKV goes in its ninth year to the artist and documenta-participant Adriana Lara (born 1978, Mexico City, Mexico).

Follow Fluxus – After Fluxus supports young international artists whose work suggests ideas inherent to the Fluxus art movement in order to keep the art current alive. The establishment of the grant was inspired by the “Fluxus Festival of Very New Music” which took place in Wiesbaden in 1962. This Fluxus event provided the first real broad impact for the new art movement and started off what is now seen as the first international movement operating in a global network. The endowment of 10,000 Euro is provided annually for a residency in Wiesbaden from June through August. Living quarters and studio space is provided by NKV during this time. The work stipend concludes with an exhibition of the artist’s created work in the same year and includes a publication.

The jury of five persons consisted of Annika Kahrs (Artist and laureate of George Maciunas Förderpreis 2012), Adrian Notz, Director Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Michael Berger (Collection Berger, Wiesbaden), Dr. Isolde Schmidt (Cultural Department of the city of Wiesbaden) and Elke Gruhn (Chairwoman, Artistic Director and Curator, Nassauischer Kunstverein / NKV).

Playful-conceptual examined Adriana Lara the instability of meaning and analyzed how structures, styles, content and form mix with each other,reflect and resolve. The humor and the precision with which she reflected classification systems and power structures and translated it into formal aesthetic, abstract sign systems, convinced the jury.