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Announcement of the second jury for the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2017. Zdenka Badovinac, Sven Beckstette, Hou Hanru, Udo Kittelmann and Sheena Wagstaff appointed for second jury.

Berlin. Supported by BMW as long-term partner the Preis der Nationalgalerie will be awarded for the ninth time in autumn this year. The Nationalgalerie appointed the second international jury that will select the winner out of the four nominated artists for the prize in 2017.

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Berlin. Supported by BMW as long-term partner the Preis der Nationalgalerie will be awarded for the ninth time in autumn this year. The Nationalgalerie appointed the second international jury that will select the winner out of the four nominated artists for the prize in 2017. The second jury consists of:

Zdenka Badovinac, Director der Moderna galerija, Ljubljana
Sven Beckstette, Curator at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Hou Hanru, Artistic Curator of MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
Udo Kittelmann, Director of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin
Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman for Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

In February this year a first jury nominated the following four artists for the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2017:

Sol Calero (born 1982 in Caracas, lives in Berlin) 
Iman Issa (born 1979 in Cairo, lives in New York City and Berlin) 
Jumana Manna (born 1987 in Princeton, lives in Berlin) 
Agnieszka Polska (born 1985 in Lublin, lives in Berlin)  

A group exhibition featuring the artists will be on view from September 29, 2017 to January 14, 2018 at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin. The second jury will announce the winner on October 20, 2017. The award consists of a solo exhibition and an accompanying publication in one of the Nationalgalerie’s venues during the year 2018.

Since 2000, the Preis der Nationalgalerie honours important young positions in the international art field. The award winners and nominees have since been among the defining protagonists of contemporary art. Eligible for the Preis der Nationalgalerie are artists of all nationalities who presently live and work in Germany and who are not older than the age of 40.

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