Cecilia Alemani’s Artists to Watch in 2014

We asked several of our friends and contributors for the artists they’ll be paying close attention to in the new year. Cecilia Alemani offered three choices: all women who boldly mix media (sound, video, found object) and are quickly on the rise.
: “One of the most talented artists around. She recently moved to New York; and with a Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale and a nomination for the Hugo Boss Prize, I’m sure she’s under a lot of pressure. But her videos, sculptures, and installations reveal an artist who is determined to understand the world around her and reveal it in all its richness.”
: “Vitale has been making sculptures and installations that have a tough, brute force. Her saloon installation was a highlight of the recent edition of Performa. She is bound to keep casting new light on the darkest corner of American history.”
: “A young artist whose sound sculptures and installations build invisible environments that are both extremely physical and completely immaterial.”
Cecilia Alemani is the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator and Director of High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line.
Images & videos: Collections Préhistoriques, © Camille Henrot, Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris; Henrot receiving the Silver Lion in Venice, Italo Rondinella courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia 2013; Reclaimed lumber sculptures by Marianne Vitale; Marianne Vitale, PATRON, (2009), digital video; Video of Hannah Weinberger’s When You Leave, Walk Out Backwards, So I’ll Think You’re Walking In at Kunsthalle; Hannah Weinberger’s 2012 performance at the Swiss Institute of Rome - Milan Branch (28 May 2012), photo by Emanuele Biondi.