Museum der Bildenden Künsten

Marion Ermer Prize 2016

03 Dec 2016 - 19 Feb 2017

Manaf Halbouni, Tahia Arabia (Arabische Grüße), 2016, Neonleuchtschrift auf Beton, 160 × 170 × 25 cm. Yes, We Can, 2016, Video, 2 Min., Loop [in Zusammenarbeit mit Oskar HR]. Die Uniform des Generals, 2016, Mixed Media. I have a Dream, 2016, Video, 2 Min., Loop [in Zusammenarbeit mit Oskar HR] © Manaf Halbouni
Ausstellungsansicht Marion Ermer Preis 2016 im MdbK
3 December 2016 - 19 February 2017

The Marion Ermer Prize, focusing on contemporary art, is awarded for the first time in cooperation with the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig in 2016. The 5,000 euro Marion Ermer Prize 2016 for young artists from the new federal states goes to:

Manaf Halbouni (Dresden) | Marian Luft (Leipzig)

Katharina Schilling (Leipzig) | Thomas Taube (Leipzig).

A five-member jury sat at the museum on 23 May. In a highly concentrated selection process with over 200 submissions from artists from the new federal states the works of the candidates were the subject of intense discussion.

The jury was composed of Dr. Thomas Köhler, Director of the Berlinische Galerie, Prof. Helmut Mark, Professor for Media Art at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts, Franziska Nori, Director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Dr. Hans-Werner Schmidt, Director of the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, and Kristin Bartels, art historian and this year's curator of the Marion Ermer Prize. The prize winner exhibition will be opened on 2 December 2016 at the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue and an edition.

The Marion Ermer Foundation was established in 1992 as the first private cultural foundation in the new federal states after reunification. With the creation of the Marion Ermer Prize in 2001 focus was placed on the promotion of young, contemporary artists, with subsequent close co-operation with various art colleges and art institutions in the new federal states. The Marion Ermer Prize is aimed at artists in the fields of painting, graphic art, sculpture and other visual media.

Candidates may not be older than 35 and must have their primary or secondary residence in the new federal states (apart from Berlin) as well as being a graduate of a state art college or comparable institution in eastern Germany (apart from Berlin). Also entitled to apply are students on diploma courses or master class pupils at a state art college.

Tags: Marian Luft