Last call for entries to the Henkel Art Award
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
The prize is granted in cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria and the MUMOK.Henkel Central Eastern Europe announced the last call for entries to participate in the 11th Henkel Art.Award. competition for Central and Eastern Europe in a written statement Tuesday. The last day for applications for the competition is May 25.
The art award targets creative visual artists from 23 countries in the region. The prize is granted in cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria and the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna (mumok). The winner will not only be given a monetary prize of 7,000 euros, but also an exhibition in his or her native country and an individual presentation at mumok in Vienna. Thus the total value of the art prize is 35,000 euros.
“Art not only contributes to cultural exchange but also to mutual understanding,“ said Günter Thumser, president of Henkel CEE, in explaining the underlying reasons for Henkel’s longstanding commitment to sponsoring art.
Innovative art works
This year the Henkel Art.Award. will once again honor outstanding and innovative works submitted by visual artists in the fields of painting, drawing, photography, video and installation. A prominent international jury will convene in the summer of 2012 to nominate five finalists from all the entries to win the main prize. The winner will be announced at a gala ceremony to be held in Vienna in October 2012.
At the same time, talented young Austrian artists can also submit their entries to win the Youth Art Award Austria featuring a monetary grant of 2,000 euros. In addition, in cooperation with its longstanding partner KulturKontakt Austria, Henkel CEE is once again bestowing a third prize, a scholarship valued at 2,000 euros, for young Eastern European artists. The prize winner is selected from the applicants to the KulturKontakt Austria artist-in-residence program.