Call for entries for the Hans and Lea Grundig Prize 2015
Application deadline: 31 March 2015
A prize for art historical, artistic achievement and for achievement in the communication of art is being awarded in memory of Hans Grundig (1901–1958) and Lea Grundig (1906–1977) under the sponsorship of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Germany. Requested proposals in the art category should be contributions of contemporary “diasporaric” art, according to R.B. Kitaj’s ideology. “A diasporist lives and paints in two or more societies at once.” Diasporic art is “contradictory at its heart, being both internationalist and particularist.
Requested proposals in the art category should be contributions of contemporary “diasporaric” art, according to R.B. Kitaj’s ideology. “A diasporist lives and paints in two or more societies at once.” Diasporic art is “contradictory at its heart, being both internationalist and particularist. It can be inconsistent, which is a major blasphemy against the logic of much art education, because life in Diaspora is often inconsistent and tense; schismatic contradiction animates each day.” (“First Diasporist Manifesto” 1989) Contradiction, resistance, migration, flight, and exile – ever more people live in one or more societies, at the same time and venture art that in its radicality is political.
Proposals for art historical works should focus on the development and research of artist biographies and oeuvre completed at the time of persecution and enforced exile, during the Nazi regime. Contributions to the largely unresearched area of “’art in exile’ of Palestine/Israel” and “Jewish artists in divided post-war Germany” respectively, are particularly welcome.
In the communication of art area, submitted works should address museal and extra museal mediation of socio-critical 20ieth century art, in today’s cultural context.
Hereafter, this prize will be given biannually. Altogether, the award endows 10,000 Euros and can be bestowed in the three aforementioned areas, whereby the jury will decide on how the prize money is distributed. Only already realised works will be awarded with prize money. Participation takes place in a tendering procedure, as well as projects that are proposed by voting jury members. Works by domestic and foreign candidates should be submitted in German or English, for pre-selection in digital form, by 31st March 2015, at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any recourse to courts of law is excluded. The jury will announce its decision in October 2015
Members of the jury are: Dr. Eva Atlan (Director of the Art and Judaica Collection, of the Jewish Museum, Frankfurt am Main), Prof. Dr. Irene Dölling (Head of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation), Henning Heine (Media Assistant to the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation), Dr. Eckhart Gillen (freelance art historian), Prof. Ladislav Minarik (Liaison Lecturer of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Düsseldorf), Dr. Rosa von der Schulenburg (Art historian and Head of the Fine Art Collection of the Academy of Arts, Berlin), Oliver Sukrow (art historian and award winner of 2012), Dr. Angelika Timm (Director of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation office in Tel Aviv), Tanya Ury (artist and author, Cologne). Coordination: Dr. Thomas Flierl
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Contact for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org