Anna-Sophie Berger. Places to fight and to make up

Anna-Sophie Berger (born 1989 in Vienna) is the first winner of the Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize, established in 2016 by Kapsch AG and mumok to promote young artists who live and work mainly in Austria. The prize comes with 5,000 euro and a solo exhibition at mumok, including a publication. In addition a work by the prizewinning artist is purchased by the Kapsch Group for the mumok collection.

The exhibition Places to fight and to make up explores basic issues relating to communication. The works shown focus on the influence of modern communication media on our society’s ability to enter into dialogue and discourse, on interaction between people and objects, and our use of objects and their preservation.

In 2016 for the first time Kapsch AG and mumok –Museum moderner Kunst StiftungLudwig Wien will award the Kapsch Contemporary Art Prizefor young artists mainly living and working in Austria.The prizewinner will be decided in the course of the Kapsch Contemporary Art Challenge and will be able to hold a first show for an international audience. In addition to prize money of EUR 5,000, the winner will present his or her work in a solo exhibition in fall 2016 and in an accompanying publication. The Kapsch Group will also purchase a work by the winner for the mumok collection.

Ten international art experts will suggest twenty young artists who may apply forthe prize. A jury chaired by mumok director Karola Kraus,and consisting of Georg Kapsch, CEO of theKapsch Group, Eva Birkenstock, curatoratKunsthaus Bregenz, Yilmaz Dziewior, director of the Museum Ludwig, and Stephanie Weber, curatorfor contemporary art at the Lenbachhaus Munich,will select the Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize prizewinner from among all the applicants in spring 2016.

Current Dates

  • Sun. 22 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 23 Jan 2017, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 24 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 25 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 26 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 27 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 28 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 29 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.