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Cyprien Gaillard wins the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst 2011. Theo Solnik claims the Preis für junge Filmkunst

30.09.2011
Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

For the sixth time in its history, the winner of the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst, which comes with a prize money of 50,000 euros, was announced yesterday evening, in a ceremony attended by Bernd Neumann, Minister of State for Culture and the Media. The winner is Cyprien Gaillard.

The jury-Bice Curiger (Biennale, Venice), Ann Goldstein (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam), Udo Kittelmann (National Gallery, Berlin), Bartomeu Marí i Ribas (MACBA, Barcelona) and Britta Schmitz (Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin)-decided to award the prize to Gaillard after intense discussions.

The head of the jury, Bice Curiger, presented the signed, 1968-work 'Multiple Intuition' by Joseph Beuys to the winner, Cyprien Gaillard, as a symbol of the prize.

This year was also the first time that the Preis für junge Filmkunst was awarded, newly set up by the Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie and the German Film Academy. The presidents of the film academy, Iris Berben and Bruno Ganz presented the prize to the winner, Theo Solnik, for his film 'Anna Pavlova lebt in Berlin' (Anna Pavlova lives in Berlin).

Actor and musician Jasmin Tabatabai was the evening's host. The some 800 assembled guests and members of the Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie then joined representatives from the prize's long-term sponsor, BMW, in celebrating the announcement of the winners.

The Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst 2011 has been made possible thanks to the Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie and is sponsored by BMW.