July 18, 2012 - Neues Museum - State Museum for Art and Design in Nuremberg - Intl. Faber-Castell Drawing Award
July 18, 2012

Intl. Faber-Castell Drawing Award

International Faber-Castell Drawing Award exhibition
13 July–21 October 2012

A cooperation between Neues Museum
in Nuremberg and Faber-Castell Company

Neues Museum
State Museum for Art and Design in Nuremberg
Postal Adress: Luitpoldstrasse 5
90402 Nuremberg, Germany
Hours: Tue–Sun, 10–6pm; Thurs, 10–8pm

T 0049 911 2402010
info [​at​] nmn.de


The city of Nuremberg has a tradition as a city of the arts. Not only on account of its art school, which will be celebrating its 350th anniversary this year, but also because the pencil manufacturer Faber-Castell is based in the region and it is from here that it brings its celebrated brand to the whole world. This year the Neues Museum will for the first time be offering the newly-launched Faber-Castell International Drawing Award. A new and substantial art prize has been created that will support and encourage innovative artistic work in the field of drawing.

A team of special advisers will nominate five artists who will jointly mount the exhibition at the Neues Museum. There are a great many approaches to drawing these days, so it is particularly surprising that all of the artists named this year prefer traditional drawing in lead pencil, even if they all tackle it in their own distinctive ways. In addition, the five artists who have been chosen come from different countries. The nominees for this year’s award have been Sevda Chkoutova, a Bulgarian artist who lives in Vienna, US American artist Trisha Donnelly from San Francisco, Paulina Olowska from Poland, and Sabine Moritz and Jorinde Voigt from Germany. An international jury has announced the award winner at the opening of the exhibition: Trisha Donelly. This new cooperation between Neues Museum and Faber-Castell breathes fresh life into past traditions and has given shape to an international format that allows internationally acclaimed art of the moment to be fostered and exhibited.

Nominated artists
Sevda Chkoutova
Trisha Donnelly: Winner
Sabine Moritz
Paulina Olowska
Jorinde Voigt

Sabine Breitwieser, Head Curator of Media and Performance Art at the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Chris Dercon, Director Tate Modern, London
Chus Martínez, Head of Department and Member of Core Agent Group documenta 13 and Head Curator at MACBA, Barcelona
Stella Rollig, Director Lentos Museum, Linz
Beatrix Ruf, Director Kunsthalle Zürich

Adam Budak, Chief Curator of Contemporary Art at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington
Okwui Enwezor, Director Haus der Kunst, Munich
Dr. Ulrike Groos, Director Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
Konrad Bitterli, Chief Curator Kunstmuseum St. Gallen
Dr. Melitta Kliege, Head of Exhibitions / Dr. Angelika Nollert, Director, Neues Museum, Nuremberg

Press and PR contact: T 0049 911 2402041

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