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ars viva 2021

Rob Crosse, Richard Sides, Sung Tieu
10 October 2020 – 21 March 2021

Rob Crosse, Richard Sides, and Sung Tieu address questions of human existence and, in individual cases, the tense coexistence of social classes. Their central medium is the digital stripe, each extended by photography, drawing, furnishings, sound and objects.

Focusing on tabooed, critical and yet painful topics, the arsviva prizewinners' presentations are in line with the exhibitions on current political and social, yet nevertheless historical fields of tension, which are repeatedly dealt with in the Museum of Applied Art. In this way, the museum opens up new-fashioned opportunities for contemporary positions in applied and visual arts and traces fundamental relationships between society and its conception.

Since 1953, the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e. V. has awarded the renowned ars viva prize for fine arts to outstanding artists* living in Germany under 35 annos. The jury's focus is on works that demonstrate an independent formal language and an awareness of current concerns in relation to (cultural) history. In addition to prize money, the prize includes cooperation with two international institutions for innovative art, an artist's residence on Fogo Island (Canada) for several weeks, and an extensive bilingual catalog.

This year's jury of the ars viva- Purchasing Expenditure, chaired by Ulrich Sauerwein, included members of the Visual Arts Committee of the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft, as well as the cooperation partners* Grit Weber (Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main), Kathleen Rahn and Sergey Harutoonian (Kunstverein Hannover), Willem de Rooij (Fogo Island Arts), Dr. Franziska Nentwig, Min-young Jeon and Mathilda Legemah (Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft) as well as Hilke Wagner (Albertinum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden) as expert consultants. For the first time, the judging took place in digital form.

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