The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, September 19, 2019

Nam June Paik Award 2018 shortlist announced
Hanne Lippard, Flesh, 2017. Installation view KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2017. Photo: Frank Sperling.

MÜNSTER.- This year, the Kunststiftung NRW is presenting its international media art prize – the Nam June Paik Award – for the ninth time. Staged every two years, the competition takes place in conjunction with a designated art institution in North Rhine-Westphalia. The Westfälische Kunstverein in Münster has been selected as project partner for the forthcoming presentation of the award and will host the exhibition featuring the nominated artists in November.

Artworks by the five nominees – selected by a panel of experts comprising Kristina Scepanski, Director of the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Hanne Mugaas, Director of the Kunsthall Stavanger in Norway and Anne-Claire Schmitz, founding director of the art space La Loge in Brussels – will be on display in the Westfälischer Kunstverein from 10 November 2018 until 3 February 2019. The Nam June Paik Award specifically honours artworks that push boundaries, bridge cultural divides and are transdisciplinary in approach, very much in the spirit of Nam June Paik's pioneering practice.

The nominees are Andreas Angelidakis (b. 1968, GR, lives in Athens), Melanie Bonajo (b. 1978, NL, lives in Amsterdam), Antoine Catala (b. 1975, F, lives in New York), Hanne Lippard (b. 1984, GB, nationality NO, lives in Berlin) and Sondra Perry (b. 1986, US, lives in New York).

The Secretary General of the Kunststiftung NRW, Dr Ursula Sinnreich is excited about the diversity of the individual approaches of the nominees: “In the case of the Nam June Paik Award, it has also always been our aim to take a sounding of the current status quo in the world of contemporary media art, thereby underscoring its social relevance – particularly in an era in which the fusion of digital and real, physical worlds continues apace.”

Andreas Angelidakis undertakes a kind of media archaeology in his works when he posits an analogy between the classical philosopher Diogenes and ancient vessels emblazoned with drawings and stories on the one hand, and our use of media today on the other. In her video installations, Melanie Bonajo counters our high-tech world with nature and its potential – at times it concerns existential experience, at others the man/machine interface. Antoine Catala's kinetic and pneumatic objects utilise precisely this innovative technology in order to focus thematically upon fundamental human feelings. Hanne Lippard stages highly nuanced and precise voice-based performances and installations that communicate through sound and the spoken word taken from her elegant, poetic texts. Sondra Perry produces videos and video sculptures that frequently demand physical activity on the part of the viewer and thus channel the focus upon the body once more, its potential and its shortcomings, whereby paradoxically this very body would seem to have become almost superfluous in our increasingly digital world.

The Nam June Paik Award includes prize money of € 25,000 and will be awarded on 9 November on site in Münster by an international panel of judges.

Today's News

August 7, 2018

First North American co-occurrence of hadrosaur and therizinosaur tracks discovered

Morocco's ancient city of Volubilis rises again

Smithsonian releases its third installment of Second Opinion: "The State of the Arts in 21st-Century America"

Robert Redford 'retiring from acting' at 81

"Poster passion" leads to records at Swann; Mucha's Times of the Day top lot in August sale

Toby Kamps joins White Cube as Director of External Projects

Funeral set for Israel's only Oscar-winning director Moshe Mizrahi

Multimedia exhibition features never-before-seen photographs of historic sites

Aspen Art Museum raises over $2.5 million at 2018 ArtCrush Summer Benefit

Sarah Bailey Hogarty appointed Director of Marketing and Communications of The Contemporary Jewish Museum

2018 Seattle Art Fair concludes 4th year with high engagement and permanent gifts to city

Reynolda's centennial marketing campaign wins top award in the southeast, inspires tattoos

New season of film at Tate Modern

1929 Bentley 4 1/2 litre 'Le Mans' style tourer for sale with H&H Classics

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation to hold symposium and exhibition

Nam June Paik Award 2018 shortlist announced

In the Manner Of to offer paintings attributed to Van Gogh, Warhol, Picasso, Corot, and Modigliani

Enormous 'lightning bolt' gold nugget - rarer than any diamond - to bring $100,000 at auction

After 'Mary Shelley', pioneering Saudi female director keen to film back home

Significant gift of major works by Mervyn Williams on view at the Sarjeant

Last chance to see: Exhibition of paintings by British artist Celia Paul at the Yale Center for British Art

Sydney Architecture Festival 2018 announces program

London Design Biennale selects Studio INI installation for central courtyard exhibit at Somerset House

PHOTOFAIRS / Shanghai 2018 announces a challenging public program

Workable tips on selecting a degree of your dream

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful