ADKV-ART COLOGNE Award for Kunstvereine
The prize has been awarded by Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kunstvereine (ADKV) in cooperation with ART COLOGNE since 2006. It honors associations with a particularly innovative program and mediation work.
The KV-Verein für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig is awarded the ADKV-ART COLOGNE Prize for Art Associations 2019.
Special Mention for KUNSTrePUBLIK
Berlin/Cologne, 28 March 2019: An independent jury selected the KV-Verein für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig e.V. as this year's winner of the 8,000 Euro prize for art associations, which has been awarded by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kunstvereine (ADKV) in cooperation with ART COLOGNE since 2006.
The jury is pleased to award KV - Verein für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig e.V. an initiative with the ADKV-ART COLOGNE Prize for Art Associations, which in a transformative process over the past five years has completely reorganized an already existing structure. A densely woven programme is currently being realised with a large voluntary commitment, which draws its dynamics not least from the equal treatment of the various thematically linked event formats such as exhibitions, performances or discussions. In particular, the emphasis on encounter and critical exchange make KV an important part of the urban neighbourhood.
In addition, the jury would like to honor the Berliner Kunstverein KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V. with a Special Mention. With the ZK/U - Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, the small Berliner Kunstverein has gradually established an experimental location since 2012 where artistic-urbanist and programmatic-political discourse is given a concrete space in a variety of ways.
Members of the jury in 2019 were: Sunah Choi (artist, Berlin), Catrin Lorch (art critic, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich), Kito Nedo (freelance art critic, Berlin) and Simone Neuenschwander (freelance curator, Nuremberg).
A total of 18 art associations were nominated for the prize this year: KUNSTrePUBLIK, Berlin; nGbK Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin; Bonner Kunstverein; Kunstverein Braunschweig; Dortmunder Kunstverein; riesa efau, Dresden; Kunstverein Freiburg; Grazer Kunstverein (Austria); Kunstverein St. Pauli, Hamburg; Künstlerhaus Lauenburg; KV - Verein für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig; Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg; Mannheimer Kunstverein; Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen; Kunstverein Neuhausen/Fildern; Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Potsdam; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden. The Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Potsdam as well as the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden were excluded from the prize because their directors belonged to the ADKV board.
Previous winners are: Temporary Gallery, Cologne (2018); HartWareMedienKunstVerein, Dortmund (2017); Kunstverein Arnsberg and Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof in Hamburg (2016); Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2015); Bielefelder Kunstverein (2014); Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2013); Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2012); Kunstverein Nuremberg - Albrecht Dürer Society (2011); Kölnischer Kunstverein (2010); Heidelberger Kunstverein (2009); Salzburger Kunstverein and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster (2008); Kunstverein Wolfsburg (2007); ACC Galerie Weimar (2006).
The prize will be awarded together with the ADKV-ART COLOGNE Prize for Art Criticism on Saturday, 13 April 2019, at 3 p.m. in Hall 11.1 of ART COLOGNE, opposite the ADKV exhibition stand C 009.
Welcome: Daniel Hug, Director of ART COLOGNE and Meike Behm, Chairwoman of the ADKV