Annually since 1953 the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft awards  young artists with the ars viva prize of Visual Arts.

Tamina Amadyar, Foto: Ewelina Bialoszewska; Lewis Hammond, Foto: Rachel Israela; Mooni Perry, Foto: Musquiqui Chihying, 2021

In 2021 the ars viva Prize for Visual Art will be awarded to Tamina Amadyar (*1989), Lewis Hammond (*1987) und Mooni Perry (*1990).

 

This year’s award includes exhibitions at Brücke-Museum, Berlin and the Kai Art Center, Tallinn, Estonia. Each artist receives a 5,000 Euro stipend. In addition, the Kulturkreis will produce a bilingual catalogue published by Kerber Verlag. The jury selected this year’s awardees from 55 nominated artists under the age of 35.

The jury, chaired by Ulrich Sauerwein, consisted of members of the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft’s Committee for Visual Arts along with cooperating partners Lisa Marei Schmidt (Brücke-Museum, Berlin), Maria Helen Känd (Kai Art Center, Tallinn, Estonia), Nicolaus Schafhausen  (Fogo Island Arts), and
Min-young Jeon and Mathilda Legemah (Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft). Julia Grosse (Contemporary &, C&) served as an advisor.

Brücke-Museum
Opening: September 18, 2021

Kai Art Center, Tallinn, Estland
Opening: spring/summer  2022