Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e. V.

  • ars viva 2018

    ars viva 2018

    Anna-Sophie Berger, Oscar Enberg, Zac Langdon-Pole

    Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e. V.

    Since 1953, the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e. V. has awarded the ars viva Prize to young artists living in Germany. This year, it goes to Anna-Sophie Berger (*1989), Oscar Enberg (*1988), and Zac Langdon-Pole (*1988). The prize includes two exhibitions at renowned art institutions in Germany and Belgium, the ars viva catalogue, and an artist residency on Fogo Island (Canada).

    ContributorsSimon Baier, Gürsoy Doğtaş, Gregory Kan, Laura McLean-Ferris, Hans Ulrich Obrist

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  • ars viva 2017

    ars viva 2017

    Jan Paul Evers, Leon Kahane, Jumana Manna

    Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e. V.

    The ars viva Prize has been awarded annually since 1953 to young artists living in Germany whose work stands out for its innovative potential and high artistic quality. The recipients of this year's prize are Jan Paul Evers, Leon Kahane, and Jumana Manna.

    In the work of Jan Paul Evers, both preexisting and original motifs serve as the basis for black-and-white photographs made using a combination of digital and analog processes. The images have a visual effect that transcends the boundary between painting and photography, while reflecting on the reproducibility of the medium itself. In his videos, photographs, and installations, Leon Kahane addresses economic migration and the construction of territorial borders. The politics of his images takes in medial upheaval and global developments. In her video and sculptural work, Jumana Manna develops narratives that can be read as “possible histories.” These histories, along with archaeological discoveries, interrogate the concept of national cultural heritage.

    ContributorsBurcu Dogramaci, Zita Cobb and Nicolaus Schafhausen, Florian Ebner, Annegret Laabs, Anna Prizkau, Moritz Wesseler, Tirdad Zolghadr

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