Winners of Daniel Frese Prize for Contemporary Art 2013

Winners of Daniel Frese Prize for Contemporary Art 2013

KIM at Leuphana University

July 19, 2013

The project KIM within Leuphana University of Lüneburg and the cultural foundation Schloss Agathenburg near Hamburg, both Germany, are pleased to announce that this year’s jury has decided to award the Daniel Frese Prize for Contemporary Art 2013 to Gilta Jansen and Gordon Castellane and, in the category of “Young Artists,” to Daniela Töbelmann and Carola Keitel.

New in 2013 are three further Special Mentions. These distinctions go to the artists Sebastian Dannenberg, Monika Jarecka and R&ST (Brigitte Raabe, Michael Stephan, Piet Trantel).

The jury was headed by Michaela Melián (artist, University of Fine Arts of Hamburg); further members were Eva Birkenstock (curator, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria), Holger Kube Ventura (director, Frankfurter Kunstverein), Bettina Roggmann (director, Schloss Agathenburg) as well as Cornelia Kastelan and Valérie Knoll (curators, KIM).

On 4 July, 2013, the artists were honoured with laudatory speeches by Beate Söntgen, who is Professor of Art History at Leuphana University of Lüneburg and member of the board of Texte zur Kunst.

The Daniel Frese Prize 2013 is awarded to Gilta Jansen and Gordon Castellane for their submitted draft “Times Timing Times.” For the group exhibition with international artists at Schloss Agathenburg, they are planning an expansive installation that appropriates materials from the neighbouring field of design and combines them with their function as—affectively charged—storage places. In the statement on their decision, the jury says: “The two artists presented a draft that masterfully opens up an aesthetic space of potentiality in which imagined collective and private stories intertwine.”

Gilta Jansen (b. 1980) received her diploma at Braunschweig University of Art in 2007 under Hartmut Neumann and in the following year was a master student of Frances Scholz. Her works have been exhibited at, a.o., Kunstverein Hannover; Kunstverein St. Pauli, Hamburg; and Haus am Waldsee, Berlin. Gordon Castellane (b. 1986) has shown his works at, a.o., kings of b., Berlin; Galerie Eva Winkeler, Frankfurt am Main; and New Jerseyy, Basel, Switzerland.

The Daniel Frese Prize 2013 in the category “Young Artists” is awarded to Daniela Töbelmann and Carola Keitel for their submitted draft, “A Stroll and an Exhibition.” The jury summed up the artists’ proposal as a “large-scale exhibition walk. The two artists are planning an impressive, broad examination of different— alienated, rediscovered, touristic, everyday and novel—views of public space.” Through bodily visual activity, the flâneur artists grasp the found structures as experienceable relics of the social and geographical history of places. 

Daniela Töbelmann (b. 1982) and Carola Keitel (b. 1983) received their diplomas in 2011 and 2010 respectively at the School of Art and Design Kassel under Urs Lüthi. In 2010, Daniela Töbelmann enrolled at Kunsthogskolen Bergen, Norway. Works and performances by her have been shown at, a.o., Bruch & Dallas, Cologne; Kampnagel, Hamburg; and Bergen Kjøtt, Norway. Carola Keitel continued her studies as a master student of Urs Lüthi. She has exhibited at, a.o., Bruch & Dallas, Cologne; Kunstverein Hannover; and Galerija FLU Beograd, Serbia.

Sebastian Dannenberg‘s submitted draft, “Space Memory,” deals with a visual reconstruction of earlier hangings in the exhibition spaces of Schloss Agathenburg. The jury states: “The artist skilfully conceives a possibility to translate the no-longer perceptible periods of the past into a visual condensation of different times to thus let the eponymous ‘Space Memory’ appear in situ.” Especially worthy of acknowledgement is Sebastian Dannenberg’s equally elegant and trenchant connection of appropriative painting with the dimension of time that in layers of work converge with the space.

Sebastian Dannenberg (b. 1980) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe under Leni Hoffmann. He has been continuing his studies since 2012 at the University of the Arts Bremen in the master class of Stephan Baumkötter. Works by Sebastian Dannenberg have been on display at, a.o., La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, France; ZIP, Basel; and the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig.

Monika Jarecka‘s draft, “Dissolving,” presents considerations on the possibility of repeating “real” artistic forms of practice. She conceptually anchors them in painting instructions to be followed as a performance. They result in layers that overlap and repeatedly neutralise each other. Finally, they are to dissolve in a poetically and phenomenologically inspired colour space conceived like a palimpsest. The jury states: “Monika Jarecka’s draft provides a painterly meditation on temporality, repeatability and difference that is worthy of acknowledgement.” 

Monika Jarecka (b. 1975) received her diploma as a master student in the painting class of Katharina Grosse at the Berlin Weissensee School of Art in 2005. In 2004/2005, she studied at Städelschule Frankfurt am Main under Michael Krebber and Tobias Rehberger and at Chelsea College of Art and Design London. Works by her have been shown at, a.o., Temporäre Kunsthalle and forgotten bar, both Berlin; at Saarländisches Künstlerhaus Saarbrücken; and at Galerie Steinle Contemporary, Munich.

The R&ST collective, Brigitte Raabe, Michael Stephan, Piet Trantel, submitted the draft “Von Haus zu Haus” (From Door to Door). The artists propose the installation of a “wish depot” in the village of Tosterglope. It is to be carried out in three phases – critique, utopia and realisation. The jury honours them “for a committed socio-cultural reactivation of village resources. It argues in an independent way that an intervention in the contemporaneous manifestations of the long history of rural flight can be developed from the existing structures and with the local population.” 

Piet Trantel (b. 1957) received his diploma at Braunschweig University of Art, from where Brigitte Raabe (b. 1961) obtained her diploma as well. Michael Stephan (b. 1961) studied at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. Piet Trantel’s works have been on view, a.o., in Hamburg, at Normal University Campus Beijing, and at Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, Korea. Brigitte Raabe and Michael Stephan developed works, a.o., for Bauhaus Universität, Weimar; Brandenburgische Kunstsammlungen, Cottbus and Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, Korea. As R&ST, they are currently working with Kunstraum Tosterglope.

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