The Aachen Art Prize is awarded biannually to visual artists who have had a substantial and lasting influence on the international art scene. This year the award will go to Paweł Althamer. The prize is combined with a solo exhibition in the Ludwig Forum...
The Aachen Art Prize is awarded biannually to visual artists who have had a substantial and lasting influence on the international art scene. This year the award will go to Paweł Althamer. The prize is combined with a solo exhibition in the Ludwig Forum
The exhibition will present three new works by the artist: In addition to the film The Golden Knight and the same-titled sculpture in the Ludwig Forum the neighbouring church St Elisabeth will show a new installation.
Paweł Althamer, born 1963 in Warsaw, is known for his critical view on existing structures and systems. He questions and subverts them, often using them as a playground to explore alternative behavioural patterns. His projects are critical of institutions and show a great deal of social commitment - often for people who would otherwise not be heard such as homeless, prisoners, migrants, youths without perspective, and children. For them and with them, he creates microcosms that realize the big project", the interpenetration of art and life.
The Aachen Art Prize is organized in cooperation between the City of Aachen, the Friends of the Ludwig Forum and representatives of the local economy. A special thanks goes to the Polish Institute in Düsseldorf, Gallery neugerriemschneider, Foksal Gallery Foundation and Gallery Dana Charkasi for their support.
Awardees of Kunstpreis Aachen: Aernout Mik (2008), Roman Signer (2006), Andreas Slominski (2004), Tacita Dean (2002), Michael Asher (2000), Richard Tuttle (1998), Katharina Fritsch (1996), Christian Boltanski (1994), On Kawara (1992), Ilya Kabakov (1990), Richard Long (1988), A.R. Penck (1985) sowie Luciano Fabro (1983).
Award presentation ceremony: December 12, 2010, at 12:00.
The exhibition is on show from December 12, 2010 through February 20, 2011.
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