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Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize 2016.At the intersection of art and innovation.

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Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize 2016

The Kapsch Group and the mumok (Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien) are awarding the Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize in 2016 for the first time. This award serves to promote young artists whose life and work are centered in Austria. An initial introduction to the international public awaits the winner. In addition, the winner receives a 3-month solo exhibition at the mumok as well as an associated publication.

At the recommendation of ten art experts, 17 artists applied for the Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize. Out of these applicants, the international jury consisting of mumok Director Karola Kraus, Georg Kapsch, CEO of the Kapsch Group, Eva Birkenstock, Director of the Düsseldorfer Kunstverein, Yilmaz Dziewior, Director of the Museum Ludwig Köln and Stephanie Weber, Curator for Contemporary Art at the Lenbachhaus Munich, selected the artist Anna-Sophie Berger as this year’s winner of the new art award.

Anna-Sophie Berger

Winner 2016

"Anna-Sophie Berger impresses not only with the diversity of media in her work but also ...

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About the artist

Her media-spanning methods

Anna-Sophie Berger’s media-spanning methods encompass texts, drawings, graphics, photographs ...

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About her work

Curator Marianne Dobner about the work of Anna-Sophie Berger

“At the center of Anna-Sophie Berger’s work is her involvement with the object ...

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About Kapsch

Mindful of tradition – committed to the new

According to the motto “Mindful of tradition – committed to the new”, Kapsch has supported modern art and culture for roughly 25 years. In its more than 125-years of existence as a technology company, Kapsch has been dedicated to technological progress, often exploring new paths and always fostering innovation.

Kapsch views itself as an Austrian family-run company that also bears a responsibility for an open and diverse society. Supporting modern art is one expression of our social engagement. Because art makes our lives worth living, and this is why we must keep art alive. It was in this spirit that the “Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize” was established in 2016 in cooperation with the mumok.

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Kapsch is one of Austria’s most successful technology corporations. The globally positioned Group comprises four key entities: Kapsch TrafficCom, Kapsch BusinessCom, Kapsch CarrierCom and Kapsch PublicTransportCom. Kapsch Group makes a pro-active contribution to meeting today’s challenges as well as those of tomorrow. Its products and solutions offer intelligent mobility solutions for both public and private transportation in addition to leading the way to digitization in a multitude of application fields. Founded in 1892, the family-owned company headquartered in Vienna can look back on 125 years’ experience with the future. Year after year, Kapsch Group invests some 10% of its total revenue in research and development. This commitment ensures consistent innovation and implementation of new technologies for the benefit of the Group’s customers all over the world. The companies in Kapsch Group employ over 7,200 people at subsidiaries and branch offices around the world.

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About the mumok

The collection

The collection spans a range from the classical modern with works of cubism, futurism and surrealism to the art movements of the 1960s and 1970s: pop art, Fluxus and nouveau réalisme. The early 20th century is represented with paintings and sculptures by Henri Matisse, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti, among others. Key works of pop art by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein can also be found in the collection, as can important pieces of the Fluxus movement, conceptual art and Viennese Actionism. In recent years, the mumok collection has been expanded with current pieces of film, video and photographic art.

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The Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (mumok) is the largest museum for modern and contemporary art in central Europe with an extensive collection of international art from the 20th century and the present. With presentations of works from its collection and exhibitions of contemporary art, the mumok offers visitors thrilling encounters with the art of our time on 4,500 m² in the historic heart of Vienna.

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