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Dorothea von Stetten Art Award 2018

Young artists from Denmark

21.06. - 30.09.2018

Since 1984, the Kunstmuseum Bonn has been presenting the Dorothea von Stetten Art Award in a biennial rhythm. While in the past the award was exclusively granted to artists living in Germany, in 2014, the museum decided together with the Dorothea von Stetten Foundation to renew the award’s concept and shift its focus towards the art scene of Germany’s neighbouring countries. After the Czech Republic (2014) and the Netherlands (2016), the Dorothea von Stetten Art Award 2018 will focus on young artists from Denmark. As the award’s modalities require, the participating artists still stand at the beginning of their careers and haven’t gained much international recognition yet.

Following the award’s procedure, the Dorothea von Stetten Board of Trustees nominated in consultation with the museum nine Danish art experts who each named an artist to participate in the competition for the Dorothea von Stetten Art Award 2018. The jury chose Masar Sohail (*1982), Amalie Smith (*1985) and Amitai Romm (*1985) as the final three artists who will present their works at the Kunstmuseum Bonn from 21 June to 30 September 2018. On the day of the opening, on 20 June 2018, the jury will select the winner of the award based on each artist’s presentation within the exhibition.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with essays by Toke Lykkeberg, Maria Bordorff and Chris Fite-Wassilak.

Header: Masar Sohail, “The Republic of T.M.”, 2016, HD Video, 15 Min; above: Amalie Smith, "Eyes Touching, Fingers Seeing", 2015, HD Video, 15 Min, photo: David Stjernholm.

Amitai Romm, “Parable”, 2016, detail, steel, neodymium magnet, trilobite fossil, Courtesy: Danish Arts Foundation, photo: I DO ART Agency.

Amalie Smith, "The Sponge Diver", 2014, photo: David Stjernholm.