LOGO arkens kunstpris 2013

On the 21st March the ARKEN ART PRIZE was awardet for the eighth time. The German artist Carsten Höller was awarded the prize of DKK 100,000 donated by Annie and Otto Johs. Detlefs’ Philanthropic Foundation. In addition, two further travel grants of DKK 50,000 were awarded to the Danish artist Jesper Rasmussen and the German Thilo Frank.


Carsten Höller is awardet ARKEN ART PRIZE 2013

Reindeer and huge slides

Slides, merry-go-rounds, reindeer and mushrooms are part of German artist Carsten Höller’s astounding universe. Originally he was a scientist who specialised in insects, and in his works he experiments with us as if we were guinea pigs in his laboratory.

Carsten Höller has been awarded the ARKEN PRIZE 2013 for his ability to place common everyday objects and materials into new contexts which instantly transform them into something completely alien. We lose our firm, secure position and are forced to define ourselves in new ways. We become part of Carsten Höller’s artistic creation. It makes us wiser about the world and ourselves.

Deserted photos and interactive installations
The objective of the ARKEN TRAVEL GRANT is to give it’s beneficiaries the opportunity to travel, visit exhibitions abroad, conduct research, establish networks and exchange ideas and knowledge. This year’s travel grants were awarded to photo artist Jesper Rasmussen and installation artist Thilo Frank.

Facts about the ARKEN ART PRIZE
The ARKEN ART PRIZE is donated by Annie & Otto Johs. Detlefs’ Philanthropic Foundation. The prize is awarded to a contemporary artist or artist group who has made an outstanding contribution to the international scene of contemporary art.

The prize is awarded for an artistic effort whose stellar international level and global perspective contributes significantly to the development of a contemporary art that is experimental, innovative and stimulates debate. The ARKEN ART PRIZE is a personal honour and to be spent entirely as the recipient sees fit. The prize comprises DKK 100,000.

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