KIM has granted the Daniel Frese Prize for Contemporary Art to fine or visual artists in the region of Lüneburg, Germany, since 2011. In this context, the region of Lüneburg comprises the 11 administrative districts of the former administrative region Lüneburg. The administrative districts are Celle, Cuxhaven, Harburg, Heidekreis, Lüchow-Dannenberg, Lüneburg, Osterholz, Rotenburg (Wümme), Stade, Verden.
The prize is awarded for outstanding drafts for new works of art. The annual awarding of two artists with place of residence in one of the 11 administrative districts of the region comprises various forms of recognition and offers the prize-winners new networking opportunities.
The prize first includes a public honouring and prize money for the submitted draft. The award-winners are additionally given the opportunity to present their artistic approaches in a group exhibition with renowned artists. The prize money is intended for the development and realisation of the artwork based on the submitted draft, which will then be on view in the exhibition. The prize is offered on annually changing themes to which the respective exhibitions will refer as well. The awarded works are documented in publications and thus outlast the temporary exhibition presentation.
The prize is dedicated to the memory of the Lüneburg painter and cartographer Daniel Frese (1540-1611). He is remembered for his allegorical paintings for the City Hall of Lüneburg in which he created a new visual language. Furthermore, he produced drafts for »Civitates Orbis Terrarum,« the world's first city atlas. During the early phase of the autonomization of the artistic field from the church, feudal principals, and the state, Frese emerged as a versatile artist.
Award offerer: KIM at the Innovation Incubator Lüneburg
The Daniel Frese Prize is an initiative of KIM in collaboration with Kunstraum of Leuphana University of Lüneburg. KIM is an interdisciplinary project supporting the markets for avant-garde and emergent art in the region of Lüneburg, which is located in the triangle of the metropolitan regions of Hamburg, Bremen and Hannover. The project KIM is part of the Innovation Incubator Lüneburg, which is an EU major project, financed by the European Regional Development Fund and co-funded by the federal state of Lower Saxony.
– translation: Karl Hoffmann
The Innovation Incubator Lüneburg is an EU major project, financed by the European Regional Development Fund and co-funded by the federal state of Lower Saxony.
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