October 17, 2010 - Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts - Awarded to an Austrian artist, Heimo Zobernig
October 17, 2010

Awarded to an Austrian artist, Heimo Zobernig

 Heimo Zobernig 2010.

Awarded to an Austrian artist, Heimo Zobernig
October 18, 2010

AWARD CEREMONY at 5 p.m.:
Audience hall of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Art and Culture in Vienna,
Minoritenplatz 5, 1010 Vienna

Opening of the exhibition “DRAMADISPLAY” at 7 p.m.:
Kiesler Foundation Vienna, Mariahilferstrasse 1b/1, 1060 Vienna

www.kiesler.org

The AUSTRIAN FREDERICK KIESLER PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND THE ARTS 2010 will be awarded to the artist HEIMO ZOBERNIG by Claudia Schmied, Austrian Federal Minister for Education, Art and Culture

The AWARD CEREMONY takes place at the audience hall of the Federal Ministry in Vienna Minoritenplatz 5, 1010 Vienna on October 18, 2010 at 5 p.m.

For the first time, the international panel of judges is awarding the Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize to an Austrian artist. Heimo Zobernig follows Frank O. Ghery, Judith Barry, Cedric Prize, Asymptote, Olafur Eliasson and Toyo Ito. The heterogeneity of the seven prize-winners reflects the complexity that revolves around a central conceptual interest and that is characteristic of Kiesler’s activities.

The jury of the Kiesler Prize 2010 – Tony Fretton (GB), Francesca von Habsburg (A), Moritz Küng (CH), Frédéric Migayrou (F) and Nasrine Seraji (IR) – acknowledges “the artist’s unparalleled oeuvre and development [and] above all Heimo Zobernig’s artistic agility in subtly undermining established ways of seeing things and uncovering unexpected aspects.” (From: jury statement 2010).

The Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts was endowed in 1997 at the express wish of Frederick Kiesler’s second wife Lillian, alternately by the Republic of Austria and the city of Vienna every two years, and is organised by the Kiesler Foundation Vienna.

This prize with high prize money of 55,000 euros, is presented “for outstanding achievements in the field of architecture and the arts that conform to Frederick Kiesler’s experimental, innovative conceptions and his theory of ‘correlated arts.”

The prize-winner’s works will be shown at the Kiesler Foundation Vienna to mark this occasion focus on the history and development of the environment and of the exhibition display. Heimo Zobernig’s model space interventions are both critical examinations and impressive proof of the interplay of different fields of art. In this sense, his work also represents an exciting, contemporary analogue to the all-embracing interventions of the architect-artist Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965).

OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION “Heimo Zobernig_DRAMADISPLAY” on October 18, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Kiesler Foundation Vienna, Mariahilferstrasse 1b/1, 1060 Vienna

Supported by bm:ukk – Federal Ministry for Education, Art and Culture

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