The Kapsch Group and the mumok (Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien) are awarding the Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize since 2016. Its aim is to promote young artists who live and work in Austria. The prize winner is given the chance to appear before an international audience for the first time. In addition, the winner receives a solo exhibition at the mumok as well as an associated publication.
Also in 2018, an international jury consisting of mumok Director Karola Kraus, Matthias Mühling, Director of the Lenbachhaus Munic, Eva Schlegel, Artist, Alexander Schröder, collector, and Georg Kapsch, CEO Kapsch Group, chose this year’s prize winner from numerous entries.
Prize winner 2018
From all the artists that submitted high quality works, the jury unanimously chose Ute Müller...Read more
Curator Rainer Fuchs on the work of Ute Müller
In her installations, Ute Müller places architecture, painting and objects into dynamic interrelationships that break down familiar artistic concepts ...Read more
Candidates for the Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize are proposed by national and international art experts, selected and addressed by the mumok...Read more
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.
The prize winners
“Planned imperfection” is at the heart of the multimedia works of Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize 2017 winner Julian Turner, in which he cites and humorously challenges the conventions of the art business. Turner addresses architectural and material references that have fallen from grace and reevaluates and reinterprets them.Julian Turner
At the center of the work of Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize 2016 winner Anna-Sophie Berger is her involvement with the object as she continuously redefines and expands the concept of the object itself. She concerns herself with its sociological components – with its interactions, its handling.Anna-Sophie Berger
The Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (mumok) is the largest museum for modern and contemporary art in central Europe with an extensive collection...
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Founded in 1892, this family-owned company headquartered in Vienna today is a globally-operating technology group with over 7,200 employees.Read more