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Trophy 2016, fragment of pulsar PSR B1257+12, Tomás Saraceno
The fourth Berlin Art Prize was awarded on the evening of December 10, 2016. Tomás Saraceno created a trophy from a fragment of the 2.4 billion-year-old crust of pulsar PSR B1257+12 A for the occasion, which was awarded following the four-week exhibition featuring the artistic positions of all nine nominees for the Berlin Art Prize 2016. In addition to the trophy and prize money, the three winners were invited to a one-month residency in Georgia organized by the Berlin Art Prize in cooperation with the CCA Tbilisi. This was the first year the jury honored the artistic practice of nominees and winners, rather than individual works as in previous years.