Open Minded

A group show

at Sammlung Alison und Peter W. Klein
Siemensstr. 40
71735 Eberdingen–Nussdorf

Exhibition: Jan. 22 - June 11, 2017
Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 20, 19:00 -
Opening hours: Tues.- Fri., 11:00 - 17:00, Sun., 11:00 - 17:00

In 2017 KUNSTWERK celebrates ten years of existence. To begin the anniversary year and in reference to the first exhibition in 2007, which presented photographs from the Klein collection, the Alison and Peter Klein foundation sets an accent of its own with the renewed award of the foundation prize for photographic art. In Hanging #16, works are presented from thirteen artists nominated and shortlisted for the prize by the specialist jury.
The subject of the foundation prize, open minded - meaning being open, willing in one's approach to something new or previously unfamiliar, being inquisitive in a positive sense - is aimed not only at the question of which artistic positions are expected in the exhibition. The socio-political dimension of the subject, which is directed towards perception of the unfamiliar or alien, is brought out in the contributions as much as a reflection on photography itself prompting fresh examination of the now commonplace and familiar medium.
The presentation includes works by Johanna Diehl, Bernhard Fuchs, Göran Gnaudschun, Pepa Hristova, Inga Kerber, Ann-Kathrin Müller, Wataru Murakami, Regine Petersen, Adrian Sauer, Björn Siebert, Sebastian Stumpf, Ülkü Süngün and Tobias Zielony. The award winners will be announced at the start of the exhibition.