A new chapter in art sponsorship
After twenty-two years, the final page of a Kapsch art calendar will be turned at the end of this year. At the same time, a new chapter in the promotion of young Austrian artists is being written - the Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize
After twenty-two years, the final page of a Kapsch art calendar will be turned at the end of this year. At the same time, a new chapter in the promotion of young Austrian artists is being written. The Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize will be awarded for the first time in 2016 by the Kapsch Group and mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Vienna.
Promoting young artists from Austria
At first glance, the Kapsch art calendar and the new Contemporary Art Prize are different, yet they are based on the same idea: Young artists from Austria should be supported in their undertakings and have an opportunity to present their work both nationally and internationally. The new project, in cooperation with mumok in Vienna, means that the needs of young talent from the Austria art scene can be better addressed.
International art experts currently put forward artists for the prize. A jury made up of Georg Kapsch (CEO Kapsch Group), Karola Kraus (director of mumok), Eva Birkenstock (curator of the Bregenz Kunsthaus), Yilmaz Dzewior (director of the Ludwig Museum in Cologne), and Stephanie Weber (curator for contemporary art in the Munich Lenbachhaus) will choose the winner in spring 2016. In addition to a cash prize of EUR 5,000, the winner will have their work exhibited by mumok in autumn 2016 and appear in an associated publication. We shall of course report on this here.
Video: Kapsch Art Calendar-Medley 1993-2016 – Twenty-two years of art in fast motion
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