• ( Prize )

    the trophies 2014, Markus Selgthe trophies 2014, Markus Selg

    On the evening of 14 June 2014 the second Berlin Art Prize exhibition opened, presenting all 29 nominated artistic positions from Berlin to the public. The jury selected Des Ptohograhpies for their photo series “Roche I-V”, Ulu Braun for his film “FORST”, and Okka-Esther Hungerbühler for her robotic sculpture “Blume” as this year’s three winners. Additionally, the jury decided to award three honorable mentions to Daniel Hoflund for his work “St. Sebastian”, to Sophia Domagala for her works “Retrofrost” and “Letter to Rose” as well as to Nico Ihlein for his series “Vase I-IV”. The three winners were awarded prize money and a one-month residency in Tbilisi, Georgia in collaboration with the Goethe Institute. The trophies were created by Markus Selg.

     

     

  • ( Jury )

    Cosima von Bonin
    ( artist )

    Kimberly Bradley
    ( art critic )

    Judith Hopf
    ( artist, professor at the Städelschule, Frankfurt )

    Egill Saebjörnsson
    ( artist )

    Nicolaus Schafhausen
    ( curator, director of Kunsthalle Wien )

     

     

  • ( Winners )

    “Roche I-V”
    Des Ptohograhpies

    “Des Ptohograhpies’ overtly humorous, seemingly meaningless subject matter and collective, anonymous authorship riffs on Dada but looks like Pop, psychedelia, maybe even high-end advertising. Where does an idea divide itself from material, thought from physical reality? Why not depict cheese as an idea of an object, the simplest form of staging something in a picture? Is this portrait photography we are looking at, or still life, or anti-concept as concept? Does it matter?” — from the statement of the jury

     

     

    “FORST”
    Ulu Braun

    “It is said that it is always good to have an end to a journey, but in Ulu Braun’s film “FORST” it is the journey that matters – Ulu developed a video work that might catch up, in some small way, to the stories and aesthetics coming from inner or other planets, one which whispers through the pathos-loaded yet still humorous use of computer animation to us spectators: Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth.” — from the statement of the jury

     

     

    “Blume”
    Okka-Esther Hungerbühler

    “The American film director Jack Smith would be proud of his “daughter” Okka-Esther Hungerbühler if he were to see Blume. Smith is regarded as one of the first proponents of an aesthetic which purposefully employs the simplest means of production. One cannot deny that Hungerbühler makes use of a similarly effusive citation of the clichés of trash and event culture. Does art have to be entertaining? The Viennese artist collective Gelitin postulates that art should be “surprising, sexy, new, unexpected, sudden, impressive, beautiful, friendly, loving, detailed, complex, and above all, it should be something that cannot be expressed in words.” Now thankfully, good art is not bound to rational and efficiency-oriented goals. The voyeuristic flower and the deep breaths it takes affirms all of this for us.” — from the statement of the jury

     

     

     HONORABLE MENTIONS

    Sophia Domagala
    Daniel Hoflund
    Nico Ihlein

    • Sophia Domagala, “Retrofrost”, image by Timothy Schaumburg and Joseph Kadow 01 of 05 Sophia Domagala, “Retrofrost”, image by Timothy Schaumburg and Joseph Kadow
    • Daniel Hoflund, “St. Sebastian”, image by Timothy Schaumburg and Joseph Kadow 02 of 05 Daniel Hoflund, “St. Sebastian”, image by Timothy Schaumburg and Joseph Kadow
    • Nico Ihlein, “Vase I-IV”, image by Timothy Schaumburg and Joseph Kadow 03 of 05 Nico Ihlein, “Vase I-IV”, image by Timothy Schaumburg and Joseph Kadow
    • Nico Ihlein, “Vase I-IV”, image by Timothy Schaumburg and Joseph Kadow 04 of 05 Nico Ihlein, “Vase I-IV”, image by Timothy Schaumburg and Joseph Kadow
    • Nico Ihlein, “Vase I-IV”, image by Timothy Schaumburg and Joseph Kadow 05 of 05 Nico Ihlein, “Vase I-IV”, image by Timothy Schaumburg and Joseph Kadow
  • ( Nominees )

    Shortlist 2014

    B

    Malte Bartsch, Jean-Baptiste Bouvet, Ulu Braun, Jenny Brosinski, Dennis Buck

    C

    Paolo Chiasera

    D

    Des Ptohograhpies, Sophia Domagala

    G

    Louise Gibson, Daniel Grüttner

    H

    Ethan Hayes-Chute, Kaoru Hirano, Daniel Hoflund, Okka-Esther Hungerbühler

    I

    Nico Ihlein, Bernd Imminger

    L

    Anne Lass

    M

    Dafna Maimon

    O

    Julie Oppermann

    P

    Oliver Pietsch

    R

    Ethna O’Regan, Jonathan Rescigno

    T

    Hoji Tsuchiya

    U

    Kata Unger

    V

    Elmar Vestner

    W

    Benjamin de Búrca and Bárbara Wagner, Oliver Walker

    Z

    Kai Zimmer

     

     

  • ( Exhibition )

    • Exhibition View (l -r): Jean-Baptiste Bouvet, Nico Ihlein 01 of 15 Exhibition View (l -r): Jean-Baptiste Bouvet, Nico Ihlein
    • Exhibtion View (l-r): Ulu Braun, Louise Gibson,  Jenny Brosinski 02 of 15 Exhibtion View (l-r): Ulu Braun, Louise Gibson, Jenny Brosinski
    • Exhibtion View (l-r): Dafna Maimon, Ethan Hayes-Chute. Jonathan Rescigno, Okka-Esther Hungerbühler, Kai Zimmer 03 of 15 Exhibtion View (l-r): Dafna Maimon, Ethan Hayes-Chute. Jonathan Rescigno, Okka-Esther Hungerbühler, Kai Zimmer
    • Exhibtion View (l-r): Kai Zimmer, Anne Lass, Dennis Buck 04 of 15 Exhibtion View (l-r): Kai Zimmer, Anne Lass, Dennis Buck
    • Exhibtion View (l-r): Daniel Grüttner, Louise Gibson, Ulu Braun 05 of 15 Exhibtion View (l-r): Daniel Grüttner, Louise Gibson, Ulu Braun
    • Exhibtion View (l-r): Kata Unger, Ethna O'Regan 06 of 15 Exhibtion View (l-r): Kata Unger, Ethna O'Regan
    • Hoji Tschuiya 07 of 15 Hoji Tschuiya
    • Des Ptohograhpies 08 of 15 Des Ptohograhpies
    • Exhibtion View (l-r): Bernd Imminger, Benjamin de Búrca & Bárbara Wagner 09 of 15 Exhibtion View (l-r): Bernd Imminger, Benjamin de Búrca & Bárbara Wagner
    • Kaoru Hirano 10 of 15 Kaoru Hirano
    • Daniel Hoflund 11 of 15 Daniel Hoflund
    • Exhibtion View (l-r): Paolo Chiasera, Elmar Vestner 12 of 15 Exhibtion View (l-r): Paolo Chiasera, Elmar Vestner
    • Oliver Pietsch 13 of 15 Oliver Pietsch
    • Oliver Walker 14 of 15 Oliver Walker
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    The second Berlin Art Prize exhibition, at Kühlhaus close to Berlin’s Gleisdreieck, was open from 15 June to 28 June 2014. Photos by Phillip Külker, Joseph Kadow

     

     

  • ( Catalog )

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    Title

    Berlin Art Prize 2014 – Exhibition Catalog

    Pages

    184 Pages, 55 Color and 18 B&W images

    ISBN

    978-3-95763-105-3

    Language

    German/English

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