Preis der Nationalgalerie

Audience award voting

The artists: Pauline Curnier Jardin, Simon Fujiwara, Katja Novitskova, Flaka Haliti
Foto: © David von Becker
This year, the Preis der Nationalgalerie will be awarded for the tenth time. From August 16, 2019 to February 16, 2020, the four nominated artists will present their works in a joint exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin. As a visitor, you can vote for your favorite position and decide which artist will receive the Audience Award at the end of the exhibition.
I vote for:
Pauline Curnier Jardin, Un chant d'amour encore, 2019
Copyright: William Minke

Pauline Curnier Jardin

Pauline Curnier Jardin creates a stage space for the shortlist exhibition; a walk-in installation in which cinematic and sculptural work intermesh. Her often humorous works are the result of a very personal examination of our historical background, our religious and cultural traditions as well as common gender roles and connotations.
Simon Fujiwara, Likeness, 2018
Foto: Courtesy of the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin | Photo: Marc Domage

Simon Fujiwara

With his works, which include painting, video, sculpture, installations and performances, Simon Fujiwara comments on very different levels on the situation of human beings in the medialized 21st century. His works, which have been selected for the exhibition and in part newly created, are the result of Fujiwara's interest in contemporary mass phenomena.
Flaka Haliti, Its Urgency got lost in reverse (while being in constant delay) #2, 2018
Foto: Courtesy of the artist, Deborah Schamoni and LambdaLambdaLambda

Flaka Haliti

Flaka Haliti's sculpture and installation work refers to themes of current political importance. She addresses war and peace, migration, borders and their permeability. Often and explicitly, the artist focuses on Europe. In the shortlist exhibition for example, she refers to the recent past of Kosovo with two sculptural installations.
Katja Novitskova, Pattern of Activation (mamaRoo nursery, dawn chorus), 2017
Foto: KUMU Art Museum / Tõnu Tunnel, Courtesy of the artist, Kraupa Tuskany Zeidler gallery, Greene Naftali gallery

Katja Novitskova

Katja Novitskova will create a virtuoso, multi-part and multi-layered "environment" for the exhibition, that blurs the boundaries between the individual works. The works are the result of Novitskova's ongoing interest in current biotechnological research and revolve around the question of the future existence of the organic within technological processes.