September 05, 2018, 2 pm
Many thanks to the co-founder & director Alicia Reuter introducing our BAI participants to the mission & program of the BERLIN ART PRIZE 2018 and guiding us through the exhibition with works by nine nominees.
Exhibition Dates: September 01 – 28, 2018
Location: THE SHELF
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 Noon – 6 PM
Address: Prinzenstraße 34, 10969 Berlin
With contributions by Ana Alenso, Arthur Debert, Monika Grabuschnigg, Nina Kurtela, Alanna Lynch, Markues, Doireann O’Malley, Lorenzo Sandoval, Nina Wiesnagrotzki
“The Berlin Art Prize is an independent award for contemporary art, open to all Berlin-based artists. Every year, a select five-member jury from Berlin’s art scene awards the prize using an anonymous jurying process. All nominees are presented to the public in a group exhibition accompanied by a program of public events, including readings, performances, discussions, and workshops. The Berlin Art Prize is awarded to three of the nominees, who receive an invitation to a residency, award money, and a trophy designed on the occasion by a Berlin-based artist.
Four Berliners, all cultural producers themselves, launched the Berlin Art Prize in 2013. From the beginning they aimed to create a community-oriented award, beyond the pre-existent art world economy. The concept is simple, yet singular: open to all, names and career experience are irrelevant, and only the art is taken into consideration.
The Berlin Art Prize is a subversive cover version of classic art prizes. Despite formal references to the many existing awards, the Berlin Art Prize represents an alternative structure for the evaluation, interpretation, and presentation of art in Berlin.” (Text by courtesy of Berlin Art Prize e.V.)
Public award ceremony announcing the three winners on September 28 at midnight.
More information about the program of events on the BERLIN ART PRIZE Website.