Z wielką przyjemnością informujemy, iż prof. Dominik Lejman został zwycięzcą nagrody Berlin Art Prize 2018 w dziedzinie sztuk wizualnych.
[…] The 2018 winner of the Berlin Art Prize in the Visual Arts Section is the painter and video artist Dominik Lejman, born in Gdansk. The Architecture Section award is being presented to Philippe Block, teaching architect and engineer at the ETH Zürich. Ukrainian composer Anna Korsun is being honoured by the Music Section; Daniela Danz in the Literature Section; Australian director Simon Stone in the Performing Arts Section; and Christoph Brech, a photographer and video installateur, is receiving the award in the Film and Media Art Section.
Berlin’s governing mayor, Michael Müller, commented on the awarding of the prize: “Our city is a European cultural metropolis, one which views itself as a place of artistic production, and at the same time as a place of perception and appreciation of the artistic achievements of others. This is what the Berlin Art Prize stands for. I congratulate all those who will receive this honour in 2018. Thomas Demand, the winner of the Berlin Art Prize – Grand Prize, resides between Berlin and Los Angeles, our oldest partner city. Thus, his creative work is the realisation of such a cultural connection with the USA. Demand deals with reality and how it can be communicated. Reality as it is represented in the media is his subject matter. And there is hardly another issue that is currently more relevant or topical.”
The Berlin Art Prize – Jubilee Endowment 1848/1948 was founded by the Berlin City Council in 1948 to commemorate the 1848 March Revolution. Since 1971, the Prize has been awarded by the Akademie der Künste on behalf of the federal state of Berlin. In recent years, Grand Prize winners included Emin Alper (2017), Frank Castorf (2016), and Sherko Fatah (2015).
This year’s Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, 18 March, at 7 pm at the Akademie’s Pariser Platz location.