This year the Kunstverein Ost is offering the KVOST fellowship for the second time, which is linked to an artist-in-residence program and a solo exhibition at KVOST during the Berlin Art Week in September 2020.
Image above: KVOST entrance in Jerusalem Straße, Photo: Courtesy of KVOST
KVOST is pleased to announce the artists Asta Gröting and Agnieszka Polska and the curatorial team Nathalie Hoyos & Rainald Schumacher as members for this year’s jury.
Addressed are artists whose biographical roots lie in Eastern Europe / the former Eastern Bloc.
With the scholarship, KVOST invites artists to explore the complex network of meanings of Leipziger Strasse / Dönhoffplatz and its surroundings or to deal with other aspects of the East. The works created in this process will be presented in a three-month solo exhibition starting during Berlin Art Week in September 2020.
The application documents are now available at www.kvost.de. The application deadline is 05.04.2020.
The first scholarship holder in 2019 was the Romanian artist Vlad Nanca. In his project The City in the City, three iconic landmarks of former East Berlin formed referential anchor points: the world time clock, the television tower and the Haus des Lehrers. He set this architectural and monumental art of the former capital of the GDR in dialogue with artefacts from his Romanian homeland.
The Kunstverein Ost – KVOST for short – was founded in 2018 and is dedicated to the promotion of artists from Eastern Europe or whose lives and working methods have been shaped by the experience of the former Eastern Bloc.
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