Oct. 20, 2020
‘Rundgang50Hertz’ is a project to support up-and-coming young talent, aimed at graduates and master’s students of Berlin art academies, the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig and the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. It is based on a cooperation initiated in 2017 between the Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin and the transmission system operator 50Hertz.
What happens when nothing more is actually happening? What if social life no longer takes place or shifts solely to the digital sector? How can you capture the most mundane or commonplace in pictures or words? These are all questions that have defined our lives in the past months during which ateliers, studios and entire institutions were closed. How have the restrictive measures concretely impacted your artistic work? Did they become rules (of the game), did they serve as catalysts for new forms of work? Did they perhaps even lead to a “poetics of constraint”, from which new ideas were brought forth in deep concentration?
This competition addresses graduates and master’s students in visual/fine arts at Berlin’s art academies (University of the Arts and Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin), the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig and the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg; all media are admissible. 50Hertz and Hamburger Bahnhof are inviting artists to submit projects from their final year in visual/fine arts. A jury will select 3 from among these works for a presentation at Hamburger Bahnhof; each will be featured in a catalogue. The show is curated by Melanie Franke, Professor for Art History & Research, Academy of Art and Design Basel.
Applications must be mailed by post to:
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Deadline: Nov. 20, 2020