02.09.2005 to 16.10.2005
The National Gallery's award for young art is supported by the Friends of the National Gallery
The Hamburger Bahnhof exhibits work by the four candidates nominated for this year's award from the National Gallery. They are John Bock, Monica Bonvicini, Angela Bulloch and Anri Sala. These four Berlin artists, who represent different artistic standpoints, were chosen by a jury out of 136 candidates.
John Bock became known through his impish-grotesque performances. Monica Bonvicini produces sculptures or installations based on socio-political conditions and conveys vividly the body's impact in the room. Angela Bulloch's lucid works are based on the rules and pictures of society yet become puzzling, abstract ciphers as installations or sculptures. Anri Sala enters the picture with films, in which highly poetic worlds come into being out of apparently unspectacular events.
The works competing for the honour of the National Gallery's award for young art were designed for the exhibition, and include media ranging from sculpture to video and film. The prize of € 50,000 is one of the biggest awarded for art.
This year's prize will be awarded on 27 September.