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Shortlist Preis der Nationalgalerie 2017. Sol Calero, Iman Issa, Jumana Manna and Agnieszka Polska nominated.
10.03.2017 Press Kit
Berlin. Supported by BMW as long-term partner the Preis der Nationalgalerie will be awarded for the ninth time this fall. The five members of the jury consisting of Meret Becker, Alexander Beyer, Natasha Ginwala, Alice Motard and Alya Sebti selected from 90 nominations the following four artists:
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Berlin. In cooperation with BMW as long-term partner the Preis der Nationalgalerie will be awarded for the ninth time this fall. The five members of the jury consisting of Meret Becker (actress, member of the Deutsche Filmakademie), Alexander Beyer (actor, member of the Deutsche Filmakademie), Natasha Ginwala (curator of Contour Biennale 8 and curatorial advisor of documenta 14), Alice Motard (chief curator at CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux) and Alya Sebti (head of ifa-Galerie Berlin) selected from 90 nominations the following four artists:
Sol Calero (born in Caracas in 1982, lives in Berlin)
Iman Issa (born in Cairo in 1979, lives in New York City and Berlin)
Jumana Manna (born in Princeton in 1987, lives in Berlin)
Agnieszka Polska (born in Lublin in 1985, lives in Berlin)
A joint exhibition of the artists’ work will be shown from
September 29, 2017 to January 14, 2018 at Hamburger
Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin. A second jury will choose the
prizewinner on October 20, 2017. The award consists
of an individual show with a catalogue at one of the institutions of
Berlin’s Nationalgalerie over the course of
The longlist resulted from submissions by numerous European museum directors and curators as well as proposals by members of the Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie.
The jury chose four artistic approaches whose work in various media reflects the wide international range of art in Germany. They also stand out in their precision and represent a certain personal gaze with which social and political aspects find their way into artistic work and are addressed and commented upon (see also the jury's statement).
The Preis der Nationalgalerie focuses on young important positions of today. Artists of all nationalities are eligible if they are currently working in Germany and are less than 40 years old. The nomination of the four artists was celebrated with numerous guests from cultural life, business, and society on Thursday evening with the long-term partner BMW at Kurfürstendamm.
For further information and images please visit: BMW PressClub (www.press.bmwgroup.com) and www.preisdernationalgalerie.de
For further questions please contact:
Dr Thomas Girst
BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs
Head of Cultural Engagement
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