5th International André Evard Prize
11/03/2018 to 02/17/2019
For the 5th time, the messmer art gallery has awarded one of the world’s most important art prizes in the field of concrete-constructive art. The 100 selected works provide a deep insight into the current and international work of the concrete-constructive scene. The exhibition presents a tableau of the most diverse media and formal languages, which come together under the auspices of the concrete and constructive. This exhibition makes it clear how differently, individually and personally the artists have dealt with the same art movement.
A renowned expert jury selected the winner of the highly endowed prize. This consists of the collector and museum founder Marli Hoppe-Ritter from Waldenbuch, Sabine Schaschl, director and chief curator of the Museum Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich, and Ewald Karl Schrade, the gallery owner and initiator of Art Karlsruhe. The prize money of 10,000 euros was divided among the artists of the three most convincing works in the exhibition, and an audience prize was also awarded.
1st prize: Rüdiger Seidt (D) with €5,000
2nd prize: Antonio Marra (I) with €3,000
3rd prize: Christiane Grimm (D) with €2,000
Places 4 – 8 went in descending order to Werner Dorsch (D), Mariano Ferrante (ARG), Laszlo Otto (HUN), OMI Riesterer (D) and Christian Rudolph (D).
The audience award went to Antonio Marra.
(The winner of the audience prize raffle will be notified by us)
The art prize is dedicated to André Evard (1876-1972), who is regarded as a pioneer of Swiss modernism and who, during his lifetime, devoted himself not only to figurative painting but above all to abstract-geometric painting.