NORDWESTKUNST has long since established itself as a platform for new artistic discoveries. Every two years, an astonishing range of artists and approaches contend for the prize – from painting to graphic art, installation, sound art, performance, video, and art in public space, extending from the border with Denmark to the Netherlands. Several hundred portfolios were submitted, from which, after an initial jury session, 26 artists were invited to the Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven.
In 2023, NORDWESTKUNST will also be captivating visitors with contemporary themes and a survey exhibition featuring a wide variety of topics and techniques: installations and videos with a surreal flair, relaxed paintings in beanbag format, bass-driven “music for neighbours,” or a bouncy castle serving as a white cube. Fresh media art, arrangements created specially for the Kunsthalle, and the recasting of traditional techniques promise a dynamic overview and deep insights into the latest artistic developments.
Workshops, tours, and discussions with artists will give visitors the opportunity to ask their own questions and intensify their art experience through face-to-face discussions.
During the course of NORDWESTKUNST, a jury of experts will meet to select the award winners from the submitted works. The recipients will be given a solo show at the Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven the following year. The NORDWESTKUNST prize is awarded by the Verein der Kunstfreunde für Wilhelmshaven e.V., which was founded in 1912.
Clara Alisch | Claudia Balsters & Hannah Goldstein | Jonas Brinker | Johann Büsen | Seonah Chae | Olga Grigorjewa | Julia Gruner | Jonas Habrich | Jonas Hohnke | Christian Holl | Kathrin Jobczyk | Gregor Kieseritzky | Hyunbok Lee | Elisa Manig | Martin Meiswinkel | Theresa Möller | Lisa Sinan Mrozinski | Luka Naujoks & Jo Jakob Hübner & Marlon Nicolaisen & Johannes Thiel | Justine Otto | Lucila Pacheco Dehne | Sophie Pape | Lea Schürmann | Silke Silkeborg | Johanna Smiatek | Kira Wieckenberg | Heiko Wommelsdorf