Nam June Paik Award 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018
Nam June Paik Award 2018

This year, the Kunststiftung NRW is presenting its international media art prize – the Nam June Paik Award – for the ninth time.

This year, the Kunststiftung NRW is presenting its international media art prize – the Nam June Paik Award – for the ninth time. For the first time, a Kunstverein has been selected as project partner for the forthcoming presentation of the award: Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster will host the exhibition in November, featuring five nominated artists selected by a panel of experts. The Nam June Paik Award includes prize money of € 25,000 and will be awarded on 9 November on site in Münster by an international panel of judges.

Shortlist International
Andreas Angelidakis (b. 1968, GR, lives in Athens) undertakes a kind of media archaeology in his works when he posits an analogy between the classical philosopher Diogenes and ancient vessels emblazoned with drawings and stories on the one hand, and our use of media today on the other.

In her video installations, Melanie Bonajo (b. 1978, NL, lives in Amsterdam) counters our high-tech world with nature and its potential – at times it concerns existential experience, at others the man/machine interface.

Antoine Catala's kinetic and pneumatic objects utilise precisely this innovative technology in order to focus thematically upon fundamental human feelings.
Hanne Lippard (b. 1984, GB, nationality NO, lives in Berlin) stages highly nuanced and precise voice-based performances and installations that communicate through sound and the spoken word taken from her elegant, poetic texts.
Sondra Perry (b. 1986, US, lives in New York) produces videos and video sculptures that frequently demand physical activity on the part of the viewer and thus channel the focus upon the body once more, its potential and its shortcomings, whereby paradoxically this very body would seem to have become almost superfluous in our increasingly digital world.
Andreas Angelidakis, DEMOS, A Soft Ruin, 2017. Photo: Stathis Mamalakis
Exhibition
Westfälischer Kunstverein 
10 November 2018 – 3 February 2019
mit Gewinner*in National 2016: 
Tamaki Watanabe & Walter Zurborg

Committee international

Hanne Mugaas
Director of the Kunsthall Stavanger in Norway
Kristina Scepanski
Director of the Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster, Germany
Anne-Claire Schmitz
Founding Director of the Art Space La Loge in Brussels, Belgium

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