As one of four artists shortlisted for the 2015 edition of the prestigious Preis der Nationalgalerie, Florian Hecker has included Kvadrat Soft Cells in his work Formulation, where he dramatizes space with sound pieces.
Across the two exhibition halls housing Hecker’s installation, 143 square-metre Soft Cells panels cover the tall walls to create a textured, yet uniform surface. The acoustic effect of the panels is just as important to the work as it contributes to the play between the sound system and the sound-absorbing and sound-directing walls.
The Preis der Nationalgalerie recognises emerging young talents in International art. Being shortlisted for this year's prize is a recognition of Hecker's artistic endeavour and contribution, as more than 150 directors and curators active in contemporary art were invited to name a candidate for the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2015.