THE BERLIN PRIZE FOR CENTURAL ART IS BACK WITH ITS SEVENTH ISSUE FROM 3.9.2022 - 14.10.2022. The experimental and solidarity-based award "Berlin Art Prize" presents eight nominated artist:s in eight independent project spaces throughout Berlin. The nominees, all based in Berlin, reflect the broad spectrum of current art in this city, from performance and film to installation, drawing and sculpture.
The seventh edition is a collaboration with eight project spaces. In eight parallel solo exhibitions, the nominees can each present their artistic position.
With this collaborative concept, the Berlin Art Prize e.V. is expanding into a cultural platform for the independent scene and at the same time drawing attention to the places in Berlin where current art is created.
This year's nominees and project spaces are:
- Alicja Rogalska at Scherben
- Bassem Saad at Peles Empire
- Hana Yoo at ACUD Gallery
- Isabell Schulte at Spoiler Aktionsraum
- Lucas Odahara at The Possibility of an Island
- Mazen Khaddaj at Blake & Vargas
- Mazenett Quiroga at LAGE EGAL [Kimgo]
- Melanie-Jame Wolf at Centrum
All exhibitions are open from September 3 to October 14 from Friday to Sunday from 3pm to 7pm.
The eight nominated artist:s from seven countries will show a selection of new and existing works. Their themes include speculative imaginings of the future in the face of fossil capitalism (Alicja Rogalska); administration and resistance of peripheral bodies in Beirut and Berlin (Bassem Saad); intimate memories and historical commemoration of colonial relations (Lucas Odahara); indigenous knowledge (Mazenett Quiroga); strategies of political resistance and queer self-assertion (Mazen Khaddaj); notations of urban and psychic life (Isabell Schulte); collective anxieties and transcendental experiences (Hana Yoo); and the role of comedians: In (Melanie-Jame Wolf).
The eight exhibitions will be further elaborated thematically and linked to other aesthetic genres through an accompanying program of events. The performances, readings, workshops or concerts take up the locality of the project spaces and their location in the city.
As part of the six-week exhibitions, there will also be an extensive program of events - including workshops, readings, discussions and performances.
The three winners selected by the jury will be announced for the first time during the public awards ceremony at the ACUD Club on September 15. The trophies for the seventh edition of the Art Prize were designed by Petrit Halilaj & Alvaro Urbano. Their design idea: magic!
Since 2013, the Berlin Art Prize e.V. has awarded contemporary art in Berlin. All artists:inside living in Berlin can apply, for this edition of the independent art prize a total of 700 artists:inside applied. The selection process is anonymous. After studio visits to 15 longlisted artists, this year's jury - artists Candice Breitz, Anna Ehrenstein and Amelie von Wulffen as well as curator Alya Sebti and researcher Sinthujan Varatharajah - selected the eight nominees.
Thursday, September 15th, 7pm - 0am at ACUD CLUB
The award ceremony will take place at 9pm.