Simon Pfeffel

Baden-Württemberg – Catalunya exchange grant

September - October 2019

Simon Pfeffel. Nuremberg, 1985.

Simon Pfeffel studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe in the classes of the professors Leni Hoffmann, Silvia Bächli and John Bock as well as at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart in the class of professor Christian Jankowski. He took part in several national and international exhibitions, amongst them Palais de Tokyo in Paris, 2017, Museum of Modern Art in Moscow, 2018, and many other cultural institutions.  

In his artistic practice, he creates situations whose appeal to him is that the development and the goal are not to be foreseen at the outset because decisions are not borne by him alone. His performances are starting points for human relationships, during which he becomes increasingly passive and gives the situation off bit by bit to the recipients. The sense of responsibility of these persons evolves to the same extend and their relationship of trust develops. The resilience of this confidence is tested by the duration of his actions.

Trust evolves through time. The disappointment of a loss of trust increases higher than the confidence itself could take roots before. But a possible failure always implies a possible success, and so we have to get reliant on someone to evolve ourselves.


Photo crèdits:

Pfeffel, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Photo: Li Lian Ahlskog Hou
Copyright:VG Bildkunst

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