Posted On October 19, 2012

Aishti Foundation's Simon Denny art pieces at New Museum

Aishti Foundation's Simon Denny art pieces at New Museum 

The Cultural Committee of German Economy honors its winners in the New Museum in Nuremberg, Germany from 21st  October 2012 in the exhibition Ars viva 12/13 – Systems. The exhibition will display the work of Simon Denny (b. 1982), Melvin Moti (b. 1977) and artist duo Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt (b. 1977/78 ). Who are the 3 prize winners of 2012 awarded with the annually ars viva-price for Visual Arts. The ars viva price is associated with three major exhibitions at different museums in Germany and abroad, along with a publication of a catalog, and an artist’s edition. In addition, the artists receive a cash prize of € 5,000. Since the 1950’s  the Cultural Committee of German economy annually awards the “Ars Viva” prize to young artists living in Germany. Every year the Ars Viva selects a different theme that accompanies the winnerdetermination. This year’s awarding of the prize stands under the search term “systems”. 

One of the award winning artist, and also part of the Aishti foundation collection is Simon Denny. The video artworks by Denny (b. 1982), a New Zealand artist who works and lives in Berlin, are dedicated to the diversification and consumption of images via information and communication channels, especially television. Aishti Foundation gave two works in loan for the occasion of the exhibition.

The first exhibition of the prize will take place at Neues Museum Nürnberg, which will open on Sturday, 20 October 2012 (until January 2013). The following venues are: Kunsthalle in Kiel (February to May 2013) and Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein (June to September 2013).

Exhibition:  Ars viva 12/13 – Systems with artists: Simon Denny, Melvin Moti and Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt. The Exhibition runs from 21 October 2012 to 13th January 2013