Jan Paul Evers, Leon Kahane & Jumana Manna
Since 1953 the ars viva Prize annually awards young German artists whose work stands out for innovative potential and quality. The 2017 recipients are Jan Paul Evers, Leon Kahane and Jumana Manna. Evers’s photographic works begin with either found or directly created images produced using a combination of digital and analog processes. Paired to create a visual effect, his pieces transcend the boundary between painting and photography. Kahane’s videos, photographs, and installations address economic migration and the construction of territorial borders against the backdrop of medial upheaval and global development. Manna creates video and sculptural narratives that can be read as “possible histories.” Combined with archaeological discoveries, these “histories” interrogate the concept of national cultural heritage. The catalog is a smart blending of installation shots and details with noted essays by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Florian Ebner, Tirdad Zolghadr and Anna Prizkau. This year’s award also includes a residency at the Fogo Island Arts Center in Newfoundland.
Softcover / 8 ¼ x 11 in. / 120 pp
24 b&w and 46 color
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