Annually since 1953 the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft awards  young artists with the ars viva prize of Visual Arts.

ars viva 2021: Richard Sides © J. Pryde; Sung Tieu © Ronald Laube; Rob Crosse ©  Eaton HK, Foto: Xin Li

In 2020 the ars viva Prize for Visual Art will be awarded to Rob Crosse (*1985), Richard Sides (*1985) und Sung Tieu (*1987).

This year’s award includes exhibitions at Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main and the Kunstverein Hannover as well as an artist residency on Fogo Island (Canada). Each artist receives a 5,000 Euro stipend. In addition, the Kulturkreis will produce a bilingual catalogue published by Kerber Verlag. The jury selected this year’s awardees from 45 nominated artists under the age of 35.

The jury, chaired by Ulrich Sauerwein, consisted of members of the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft’s Committee for Visual Arts along with cooperating partners Grit Weber (Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main), Kathleen Rahn and Sergey Harutoonian (Kunstverein Hannover), Willem de Rooij  (Fogo Island Arts), and Dr Franziska Nentwig,
Min-young Jeon and Mathilda Legemah (Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft). Hilke Wagner (Albertinum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden) served as an adviser.

Museum Angewandte Kunst

Soft-Opening: 9th October 2020

Video still: Richard Sides, Don´t blow it in the vector, 2014 © Richard Sides

Kunstverein Hannover
Opening: Spring/Summer 2021

ars viva 2020

Kunstverein in Hamburg

February 15, 2020 till May 31, 2020
Opening: February 14, 2020

Digitale Führung ars viva 2020 from Kunstverein Hamburg on Vimeo.