The WERK.STOFF Prize of the Andreas Felger Cultural Foundation and the Heidelberg Art Association goes into the second round! After the 2020 award winners exhibition with Nadira Husain in cooperation with Amina Ahmed and Varunika Saraf, the second nominees exhibition will follow this year./// Together with Friedemann Felger, Ursula Schöndeling is continuously developing the direction of the award. Painting is understood as an open term beyond the conception shaped by the classic canvas picture. This expressly includes contemporary painterly practices that, among other things, expand the repertoire of materials and motifs and incorporate previously marginalized visual worlds and working methods across cultures. The award thus emphasizes the diversity of the medium, the ongoing change in artistic production and the diversity of experience in a globalized world. The WERK.STOFF Prize for Painting is a nationwide promotion prize for artists that is awarded every three years. It is aimed at artists living in Germany who are not yet known to a larger audience, without any age restriction. The nomination is made by five appointed experts: Jana Baumann (curator, Haus der Kunst, Munich): Veronika Hilger Julia Grosse & Yvette Mutumba (curators, C &, Berlin): Anna Slobodnik Mathilde ter Heijne (artist, UDK, Berlin): Ada van Hoorebeke Sergej Jensen (artist, Berlin): Bradley Davies Chus Martínez (curator, head of the Institute for Art HGK FHNW, Basel): Mojé Assefjah The WERK.STOFF Prize for Painting is endowed with a 10,000 Euro grant, 10,000 Euro catalog grant and a follow-up exhibition in 2022. The prize money is intended to enable the winner to concentrate fully on their own artistic development during an intensive work phase. During the term of the nominees exhibition, the jury, the Dr. Ulrike Groos, Director of the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Dr. Martin Engler, curator and head of the contemporary art collection at the Städelsche Kunstinstitut in Frankfurt am Main, and Ursula Schöndeling, a prize winner.
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