Extension of Deadline for Daniel Frese Prize 2013:
Drafts can be submitted until and including Friday, May 24, 2013.
Since 2011, the Daniel Frese Prize for Contemporary Art, which is annually dedicated to different themes, has been tendered for fine and visual artists in the region of Lüneburg. The prize is awarded to two artists for outstanding drafts for works of art. What is new in 2013 is the additional, public honouring of three further artists in the form of a special mention.
The annual awarding of the Daniel Frese Prize to two artists with place of residence in one of the region’s eleven administrative districts (Celle, Cuxhaven, Harburg, Heidekreis, Lüchow-Dannenberg, Lüneburg, Osterholz, Rotenburg (Wümme), Stade, Verden, and Uelzen) combines the public honouring of the two award-winners with a prize money of 3,000 euros each for their prize-winning drafts. The award-winners, with one from the field of »Emerging Art« (up to 40 years old), additionally receive the opportunity to realise their draft and present it in a group exhibition, which brings their works together with positions of renowned (inter)national artists. The prize money is intended for the development and realisation of the artwork based on the submitted draft, which will then be on view in the exhibition. The prize is offered on annually changing themes to which the respective exhibitions will refer as well. The awarded works are documented in publications and thus outlast the temporary exhibition presentation.
Deadline for entries for the Daniel Frese Preis 2013, which focuses on the theme of “Art and History”, is on Friday, May 24, 2013.
The prize is dedicated to the memory of the Lüneburg painter and cartographer Daniel Frese (1540-1611). He is remembered for his allegorical paintings for the City Hall of Lüneburg in which he created a new visual language. Furthermore, he produced drafts for »Civitates Orbis Terrarum,« the world's first city atlas. During the early phase of the autonomization of the artistic field from the church, feudal principals, and the state, Frese emerged as a versatile artist.
Thematic Focus 2013: »Art and History«
As specific features of our age, one can regard its »lack of future«, its reversion to history and keenness to record. Things and events are historicized, archived, stored, and remembered. In this situation, questioning art as to its dealing with history promises crucial insights. Early forms of historiography and art used to go hand in hand in the image: As a memory picture or memory of the eye, the image serves to visually capture and retain. When history painting, in particular, condensed its themes to individual moments in time, it simultaneously contributed to the construction of history. In recent times, various developments have intensified the interest in history and also in the debates on historical representations: Artists deal in diverse ways with issues related to historical elucidation, the preservation of evidence, the construction of identity, locality, as well as reality and fiction. In this respect, one must mention the increase in documentary and research-oriented artistic approaches as well as a broad movement of »site-specific art«. The latter is mainly dedicated to the »small« or local stories of places and institutions. »Memory culture« has formed an artistic wing that does not place itself at the service of elevating the past, but instead seeks to critically examine notions of time, historical images and events. Due to its symbolic power, art, as a medium of cultural memory, appears all but predestined to contribute such statements. Moreover, in the wake of a critique of the »master narratives« of historiography, a narrative strategy has emerged that welcomes ambiguities instead and is in many respects similar to the principle of collage one is familiar with in art. Not least on account of a scepticism regarding supposedly »objective« representations of history, deliberate artistic re-enactments and repetitions of historical material in painting, film, video, installations, and performance art have gained recognition as adequate forms of dealing with history. Across all genre and media borders, artists take on the role of historians when gauging the possibilities and limits of documentary techniques. In the process, they address the history of the field they are engaged in – and thus art history itself – as well as history at large or the history of individual institutions and fields. A further matter of interest lies in everyday (hi)stories and the involvement of contemporary witnesses and their documents (»oral history«). One can finally observe a formal and content-related engagement with historicising formats drawn from pop culture or the mass media, as expressed, for example, in the omnipresent retro trends, »History Channels« on TV or biographical stories of (anti-)heroes (»biopics«). The granting of the Daniel Frese Prize 2013 has this thematic focus to incite artistic delving into the variegated aspects of »Art and History«.
The exhibition planned for this year focuses, like the Daniel Frese Prize 2013, on »Art and History«. The show will feature the works produced by the award-winning participants of the Daniel Frese Prize 2013 together with artworks from an international context. The show is hosted by Schloss Agathenburg near Stade, which is itself a location charged with history. The exhibition will be on display from October, 27 until December, 1 and opens on Saturday, October, 26, 2013.
Exhibition 2012: »The Simple Life«, Kunstverein & Stiftung Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen Artists: Josephine Meckseper, Shana Moulton, Fabian Reimann (Daniel Frese Prize 2012), Simon Starling, Niko Wolf (Daniel Frese Prize 2012, category of »young emerging artists«)
Exhibition 2011: »Demanding Supplies - Nachfragende Angebote«, Kunstraum of Leuphana University of Lüneburg Artists: Daniel Buren, Diego Castro (Daniel Frese Prize 2011), Maria Eichhorn, Katja Staats (Daniel Frese Prize 2011, category of »young emerging artists«) a.o.
Jury, Award Presentation and Laudator
In 2013, an expert jury of renowned professionals of the art field will again assess the drafts and name the prize-winners. The award presentation of the Daniel Frese Prize 2013 will take place, as in the past years, on 4 July in the Fürstensaal of the City Hall of the Hanse City of Lüneburg.
Prof. Dr. Beate Söntgen has been won to deliver the speech of honour for the awarding of the Daniel Frese Preis 2013. Since 2011 she has been Professor of Art History at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. In 2012 she was elected Vice President of Research and Humanities at this university. In the field of art, Beate Söntgen has been active, among others, as a long-standing art critic for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Jury 2012: Marius Babias (director Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, n.b.k.) (chair), Bettina von Dziembowski (director Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen), Tue Greenfort (artist, Berlin, documenta(13) a.o.), Karin Guenther (gallery Karin Guenther, Hamburg), Christoph Behnke (director KIM), Valérie Knoll (curator KIM) Laudatorin 2012: Heike Munder (director Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zurich)
Jury 2011: Beatrice von Bismarck (at that time rector Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig) (chair), Thomas Locher (artist, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen), Bernd Milla (executive director Art Foundation Baden-Wuerttemberg, Stuttgart), Nikolaus Oberhuber (gallery KOW, Berlin), Christoph Behnke (director KIM), Julia Moritz (curator KIM) Laudator 2012: Robert Fleck (at that time director Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn)
Invited to the competition are fine or visual artists who have their place of residence in one of the eleven administrative districts of the former administrative region Lüneburg. The administrative districts are Celle, Cuxhaven, Harburg, Heidekreis, Lüchow-Dannenberg, Lüneburg, Osterholz, Rotenburg (Wümme), Stade, Verden, and Uelzen; a corresponding proof of residency is to be enclosed.
The main part of the written application is the draft in the form of a formulated proposal for the content-related, formal and practical realization of an artwork addressing the theme of 2013, »Art and History«. This proposal should be at least a half A4 page long and not exceed two A4 pages. There are no limitations in regard to media and genres as long as they can be attributed to fine or visual art. They must be indicated in the proposal (film, photography, installation, painting, performance, digital production, sculpture, video, drawing etc.). A tabular form is recommended for the educational and professional CV as well as the documentation of the most important solo and group exhibitions in the past, which must also be submitted. Deadline for entries for the Daniel Frese Prize 2013 is on Friday, May 24, 2013.
The prize money amounts to 3,000 euros for each award-winner. It is meant for the production of the artwork based on the submitted draft. The work will be on view for the first time in this year’s exhibition dedicated to the theme of »Art and History« at Schloss Agathenburg near Stade.
The award presentation ceremony will be held on 4 July, 2013, in the Fürstensaal of the City Hall of the Hanse City of Lüneburg. In addition to the two award-winners, the three artists with special mentions for their drafts will also be invited. In the following weeks, the drafts of the award-winners will be produced in co-ordination with the persons responsible for the show. The award-winners will also be present at the opening of the exhibition in fall of 2013. The works developed based on the drafts selected by the expert jury will be published in an overall catalogue realized by KIM in cooperation with art institutions from the region of Lüneburg.
With their application, the participants approve of the procedure. Upon submission, the participants of the competition agree to the storage of their data for research purposes and to the archiving and reproduction of the submitted documents. The submitted documents will not be sent back. The jury’s decision is final and not contestable. By participating, the applicant confirms that he or she is the originator of the submitted proposal. The prize offerer has the right to show the works based on the awarded drafts in the frame of the mentioned exhibition and possibly other presentations, as well as to publish reproductions in publications and on the internet without paying a fee and with the indication of the artist’s name. With their submission, the participants declare that they agree to the specified publications. Any recourse to courts of law is excluded.
The Innovation-Incubator Lüneburg is an EU major project, financed by the European Regional Development Fund and co-funded by the federal state of Lower Saxony.
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