Bernard Frize Wins 2015 Käthe Kollwitz Prize
Explaining their decision, jury members Ayşe Erkem, Mona Hatoum, and Karin Sander emphasized that they decided to award the prize to Frize due to his astute and conceptual artistic process, based on self-imposed systems and rules.
A strong believer of perspective, Frize stressed that the interpretation of an artwork remains unique to each viewer, “A painting is an object hung on the wall waiting for people to come and activate it,” he said.
In conjunction with the formal presentation of the award, the Akademie der Künste will organize an exhibition, featuring selected works by the artist. The show will be on view at the Berlin institution from September 11 to October 25 of next year.
Frize joins an illustrious list of previous recipients such as Max Uhlig (1987), Martin Kippenberger (1996), Douglas Gordon (2012), and Corinne Wasmuht (2014).
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