Berlin Art Prize
The Berlin Art Prize , officially the Great Art Prize Berlin , is awarded annually by one of the six sections of the Academy of the Arts on behalf of the Berlin Senate . It is endowed with 15,000 euros. In addition, the other sections award five art prizes in Berlin, each worth 5,000 euros.
The Berlin Art Prize has been awarded since 1948 in memory of the March Revolution of 1848. Until 1969 the Berlin Senate awarded it under the name Berliner Kunstpreis - Jubiläumsstiftung 1848/1948 , the award ceremony took place by the governing mayor in Charlottenburg Palace. Since 1971 the prize has been awarded by the Academy of the Arts. The Academy awards the prize annually, alternating between its six sections in the order of visual arts, architecture, music, literature, performing arts, and film and media art. The art prize for “film and media art” has been awarded since 1984; from 1956 to 1983 there was instead the art prize for “film-radio-television”. The prize, which is awarded every six years by the Literature Section, was called the Fontane Prize until 2010 .
The “Great Art Prize Berlin” has a checkered history. It was originally donated by the City of Berlin on March 18, 1948 as the “Berlin Art Prize - Jubilee Foundation 1848/1948” and was intended to commemorate the March Revolution and the “ revolutionaries who fell for a new state”. The first winners of the prize, endowed with 10,000 marks each shortly before the currency reform, were the sculptor Renée Sintenis and the composers Ernst Pepping and Wolfgang Fortner in 1948 . The then Senator for Popular Education Joachim Tiburtius awarded the prize without award criteria and without a jury.
In 1949 a statute was drawn up. The prize (3,000 DM per category) was to be awarded annually for achievements in literature, music, painting, graphics and the performing arts. As a result, there were changes in terms of the categories, the allocation to several award winners and the award criteria. From the mid-1950s, the award ceremony was repeatedly accompanied by criticism.
In 1956 the former statutes became "guidelines". These stipulated that the individual prices for the visual arts would be merged into one price and that a price for film, radio and television would be added. In addition, a clear division into the main Berlin Art Prize and a scholarship prize for the young generation was created. In future, only one artist from each of the six art fields was to receive a main prize of 4,000 DM and a scholarship of 2,000 DM. The jury members should only be named at the suggestion of the Akademie der Künste. Only the presentation of the awards was carried out by the governing mayor in a festive setting with a certificate of honor and a state act.
Finally, in 1969, the award ceremony took place amid the protest of the extra-parliamentary opposition , to which the winners of the Fontane Prize Wolf Biermann and the Literature Prize of the Young Generation Peter Schneider passed on their prizes amid tumult. This was the reason for the Berlin Senate to suspend the award ceremony in 1970. The Academy of the Arts was asked to award a new Berlin Art Prize - Jubilee Foundation 1848/1948 on its own. After much discussion, both internally and in public, the plenary session of the Academy's general meeting on November 8, 1970 unanimously decided on new guidelines: In future, the award is to be carried out without a ceremony. Instead of the last six main prizes of 10,000 DM and six prizes for the young generation of 5,000 DM, the decision was made on two main prizes of 15,000 DM each and six grants of 10,000 DM each.
In 1978 the two main prizes were combined in favor of a single Berlin art prize of DM 30,000. From now on, this prize was to be awarded annually in one category, alternating between the six sections of the academy. The scholarships became sponsorship awards .
A total of 45,000 euros in prize money has been available since 2002: the Great Art Prize Berlin endowed with 15,000 euros, the art prizes with 5,000 euros each. According to § 1 of the guidelines, the Berlin Art Prize is awarded for “artistic achievements” in full or for a maximum of “divided into two equal parts” (sponsorship prize).
Since 2011, the awards associated with the Berlin Art Prize have been operating as the Great Berlin Art Prize (formerly Berlin Art Prize and Fontane Prize) and Berlin Art Prize (formerly Promotion Prize) in six art fields.
Prize winners (without Fontane prizes and sponsorship prizes )
- 2019: Renée Gailhoustet (architecture and urban planning).
- 2018: Thomas Demand
- 2017: Emin Alper (film and media art).
- 2016: Frank Castorf (performing arts), Peter Avar (film and media art).
- 2015: Sherko Fatah (literature); Achim Menges (architecture).
- 2014: Mathias Spahlinger (music); Maren Ade (film and media art), Bettina Bartz (performing arts), Stephan Thome (literature).
- 2013: Florian Beigel (architecture); Ali Samadi Ahadi and Nadim Mishlawi (film and media art), Ulrich Rasche (performing arts), Reinhard Kaiser-Mühlecker (literature)
- 2012: Cristina Iglesias (visual arts); Abbas Akhavan (visual arts), Tatiana Bilbao (architecture), Christoph Ogiermann (music), Kristof Van Boven and Manuel Pelmus (performing arts), Astrid Schult and Sebastian Bäumler (film and media art), Monika Rinck (literature)
- 2011: Moritz Grove (performing arts), Claire Denis (film and media art), Nora Bossong (literature)
- 2010: Thomas Langhoff (performing arts)
- 2008: Helmut Lachenmann (music)
- 2007: SANAA architecture office ( Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa ) in Tokyo (architecture)
- 2006: George Brecht (visual arts)
- 2005: Aki Kaurismäki (film and media art)
- 2004: Academy for Dramatic Arts "Ernst Busch" Berlin (performing arts)
- 2002: Aribert Reimann (music)
- 2001: Hermann Czech (architecture)
- 2000: Anna and Bernhard Blume (visual arts)
- 1999: Kira Muratowa (film and media art)
- 1998: Horst SAGES (performing arts)
- 1996: Pierre Boulez (music)
- 1995: Renzo Piano (architecture)
- 1994: Dieter Roth (visual arts)
- 1993: Otar Iosseliani (film and media art)
- 1992: Peter Zadek (performing arts)
- 1990: Luigi Nono (music)
- 1989: Norman Foster (architecture)
- 1988: Rupprecht Geiger (visual arts)
- 1987: Lina Wertmüller (film and media art)
- 1986: Marianne Hoppe (performing arts)
- 1984: Olivier Messiaen (music)
- 1983: Rolf Gutbrod (architecture)
- 1982: Meret Oppenheim (visual arts)
- 1981: George Tabori (film-radio-television)
- 1980: Peter Stein (returned the performing arts award)
- 1978: the prize for music was awarded only in the form of two sponsorship prizes
- 1977: Joachim Schmettau (visual arts); Julius Posener (architecture)
- 1976: Wilhelm Borchert (performing arts); Ernst Jacobi , Peter Watkins (film-radio-television)
- 1975: Josef Tal (music)
- 1974: Gottfried Böhm (architecture)
- 1973: Bernhard Minetti (performing arts); International Forum of Young Films and Team, ARD film studio, Klaus Lackschéwitz , Heinz Ungureit (film-radio-television)
- 1972: György Ligeti (music)
- 1971: Rainer Küchenmeister (visual arts); Fred Forbat (architecture)
- 1969: Heinrich Richter (visual arts); Ludwig Leo (architecture); Bernd Alois Zimmermann (music); Herbert Ihering (performing arts); Peter Zadek (film-radio-television)
- 1968: Wilhelm Wagenfeld (visual arts); Erwin Gutkind (architecture); Heinz Friedrich Hartig (music); Hans Lietzau (performing arts); Georg Stefan Troller (film-radio-television)
- 1967: Rudolf Hoflehner (visual arts); Frei Otto (architecture); Karl Böhm (music); Gustav Rudolf Sellner (performing arts); Hans Richter (film-radio-television)
- 1966: Hann Trier (visual arts); Walter Rossow (architecture); Johann Nepomuk David (music); Rudolf Platte (performing arts); Dieter Ertel (film-radio-television)
- 1965: Jan Bontjes van Beek (visual arts); Hermann Fehling (architecture); Elisabeth Grümmer (music); Ernst Deutsch (performing arts)
- 1964: Ernst Wilhelm Nay (visual arts); Werner Düttmann (architecture); Hans Chemin-Petit (music); Rolf Henniger (performing arts); Wolfgang Neuss (film-radio-television)
- 1963: Max Kaus (visual arts); Sergius Ruegenberg (architecture); Paul Hindemith (music); Fritz Kortner (performing arts); Jürgen Neven-du Mont (film-radio-television)
- 1962: Friedrich Ahlers-Hestermann (visual arts); Egon Eiermann (architecture); Gerhart von Westerman (music); Gert Reinholm (performing arts); Hans Rolf Strobel and Heinz Tichawsky (film-radio-television)
- 1961: Rudolf Belling (visual arts); Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (architecture); Karl Amadeus Hartmann (music); Willi Schmidt (performing arts); Robert Müller (film-radio-television)
- 1960: Julius Bissier (visual arts); Paul Baumgarten (architecture); Wladimir Vogel (music); Erich Schellow (performing arts); Günter Neumann , Heinz Pauck (film-radio-television)
- 1959: Elsa Wagner (performing arts)
- 1958: Fritz Winter (visual arts); Wassili Luckhardt (architecture); Hans Werner Henze (music); Martin Held (performing arts); Robert Siodmak (film-radio-television)
- 1957: Erich Heckel (visual arts); Ludwig Hilberseimer (architecture); Heinz Tiessen (music); Joana Maria Gorvin (performing arts); Heinz Rühmann (film-radio-television)
- 1956: Heinz Trökes (visual arts); Hugo Häring (architecture); Philipp Jarnach (music); Ernst Schröder (performing arts); Helmut Käutner (film-radio-television)
- 1955: Gerhard Marcks , Hans Purrmann , Manfred Bluth , August Wilhelm Dressler (visual arts); Max Taut , Hans Scharoun (architecture); Sergiu Celibidache , Joseph Ahrens , Josef Greindl (music); Walter Franck (performing arts)
- 1954: Paul Dierkes , Ursula Hanke-Förster , Otto Placzek , Max Pechstein , Curt Lahs , Hans Thiemann , Hans Orlowski , Sigmund Hahn (visual arts); Erna Berger , Hertha Klust , Volker Wangenheim (music); Tatjana Gsovsky , Käthe Braun , Caspar Neher (performing arts)
- 1953: Alexander Gonda , Emy Roeder , Johannes Schiffner , Karl Hofer , Otto Hofmann , Ernst Böhm , Dietmar Lemke , Elsa Eisgruber (visual arts); Gerda Lammers , Karl Forster , Max Baumann (music); Käthe Dorsch , Ita Maximowna , Wolfgang Spier (performing arts)
- 1952: Richard Scheibe , Lidy von Lüttwitz , Gerhart Schreiter , Karl Schmidt-Rottluff , Woty Werner , Eva Schwimmer , Gerda Rotermund , Georg Gresko (visual arts); Arthur Rother , Helmut Krebs , Giselher Klebe (music); Mary Wigman , Frank Lothar , Kurt Meisel (performing arts)
- 1951: Louise Stomps , Mac Leube , Hans-Joachim Ihle , Theodor Werner , Alexander Camaro , Marcus Behmer , Siegmund Lympasik (visual arts); Boris Blacher , Gerhard Puchelt (music); Hermine Körner , OE Hasse (performing arts)
- 1950: Bernhard Heiliger , Karl Hartung , Hans Uhlmann , Werner Heldt , Hans Jaenisch , Wolf Hoffmann , Wilhelm Deffke , Mac Zimmermann , Carl-Heinz Kliemann (visual arts); Werner Egk , Helmut Roloff , Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (music); Heinz Tietjen , Boleslaw Barlog (performing arts)
- 1948: Renée Sintenis (visual arts); Ernst Pepping , Wolfgang Fortner (music)
- Awards, foundations, scholarships at the Academy of the Arts
- ↑ cf. Academy press release of January 25, 2011 (3rd paragraph) (accessed on January 17, 2012)
- ↑ cf. Great Art Prize Berlin to Claire Denis at derstandard.at, January 26, 2011 (accessed January 27, 2011)