Hans Platschek Prize
Prize winner 2019: Monica Bonvicini
The Hans Platschek Foundation, which has annually conferred its art prize at art KARLSRUHE for more than a decade, commemorates the painter and author Hans Platschek, who passed away in the year 2000 and surely ranked among the foremost pioneering and reflective thinkers and critics of artistic positions after the Second World War.
Previous winners of the Platschek Prize include Jonathan Meese, Michael Kunze and Justin Almquist. Artworks by each year’s winner are exhibited in Hall 1, where they are displayed in dialogue with painstakingly selected pictures by Hans Platschek. This special kind of tribute always attracts the greatest attention.
Bettina Steinbrügge, director of the Kunstverein in Hamburg, is the juror in 2019. She nominated the artist Monica Bonvicini to be this year’s prize winner.
Monica Bonvicini, who ranks among today’s most influential artists, creates artworks that reference sociopolitical conditions. Utilizing diverse expressive media (e.g. drawing, sculpture, installation, video and photography), she explores themes ranging from architecture and gender roles to control and power, while reflecting on the special significance of language and its effects. Her work has been shown worldwide in numerous one-artist-shows, group exhibits and biennales. Sculptures by Monica Bonvicini are permanently installed in Queen Elizabeth Park in London and at Bjorvika Fjord in front of the opera house in Oslo.
Monica Bonvicini’s artworks will be presented in dialogue with selected pictures by Hans Platschek at the Foundation’s stand in Hall 1 at art KARLSRUHE.