Horizn Art Programme funds emerging artists

Horizn Studios has been deeply connected with the arts and the creative community from day one. Not only are our founders avid lovers and long-term supporters of the arts – the entire brand has creative culture running through its veins, from music to fine arts.

Through the Horizn Art Programme, Horizn Studios supports young emerging artists from all over the world on their journey to creative excellence. Following our core values of “Curiosity, Creativity and Collaboration,” we constantly seek to collaborate and empower exceptional talents.

A journey to the unknown

We collaborate with an international network of art professionals who support us to uncover the most inspiring rising artists from regions that are not yet visible to the global art world. By inviting regional experts, we aim for discovery beyond our direct reach. Through the art programme, we aim to support young emerging artists from all over the world who thus far work mostly under the radar of the established international art scene.

How does the Horizn Discovery Award work?

The curatorial team of Horizn Art Programme appoints one Advisory Board Member per year who nominates upcoming artists from a certain region with new works without any restraints in format. The Horizn Discovery Award funds one project per year.

Scope
The selected project will be granted a production award of €10,000 and honoured at our annual Horizn Art Award Night.

Horizn Discovery Award 2018

with Rirkrit Tiravanija

The acclaimed artist Rirkrit Tiravanija is heading the first edition of the Horizn Discovery Award. His work is widely recognised, defying media-based description by combining object making, performances and other forms of social action. For the Discovery Award, Rirkrit was asked to nominate three artists with outstanding talent to make project proposals. In September, the Jury will select one of them as a winner for this year’s award.

Empowering the new

Biennials allow courageous curatorial concepts to address urgent issues of our times. This exhibition format often calls for new commissions which we would like to encourage with our Horizn Biennial Award. We aim to support new projects produced within the framework of an international biennial.

How does the Horizn Biennial Award work?

The curatorial team of Horizn Art Programme elects one biennial each year. We invite the respective curators to nominate three new projects which are to be produced for their upcoming biennial. The Horizn Biennial Award funds one project per year.

Scope
The selected project will be granted a production award of €5,000 and honoured at our annual Horizn Art Award Event.

Horizn Biennial Award 2018 at the Berlin Biennale

Horizn Art Programme is collaborating with the 2018 Berlin Biennale for the first Biennial Award. The exhibition, titled We don’t need another hero, invites artists and contributors who think and act beyond art, some exhibiting in Berlin for the first time. The Biennale’s director Gabriele Horn and this year’s curator Gabi Ngcobo were asked to nominate three participating projects for the Horizn Biennial Award.

Minia Biabiany

Recipient of the Horizn Biennial Award 2018

We are proud to introduce Minia Biabiany as the recipient of the Horizn Biennial Award 2018. Her installation “Toli toli” intertwines personal and global narratives and reflects on the topics of place, knowledge, tradition and crafts in the post-colonial contexts. We invite you to discover the work of Minia by visiting the Biennale at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin through 9 September.

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We don’t need another hero

An interview with Gabi Ngcobo & Gaby Horn

In 2018, we partnered with the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art and its director Gabriele Horn and curator Gabi Ngcobo for the Horizn Biennial Award. We met Gaby and Gabi for an interview on the Berlin Biennale, inspiration and travel.

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A Journey to the Unknown

An interview with Rirkrit Tiravanija

For the Horizn Discovery Award 2018, Rirkrit was invited to nominate three artists with outstanding talent to make project proposals. In our exclusive interview we discuss his perspective on supporting young artists from non-Western regions, travel and identity.

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CONTACT

Board Horizn Art Programme:
Clara Meister
Ignas Petronis
Stefan Holwe
Jan Hendrik Roosen
Lia C. Henneberger

Horizn Biennial Award Jury 2018:
Jury Chairs: Gabi Ngcobo and Gabriele Horn
Jury Members: Gabi Ngcobo, Gabriele Horn, Clara Meister, Ignas Petronis, Stefan Holwe

Horizn Discovery Award Jury 2018:
Jury Chair: Rirkrit Tiravanija
Jury Members: Rirkrit Tiravanija, Clara Meister, Ignas Petronis, Stefan Holwe

Horizn Art Programme Contacts:
Lia C. Henneberger – lh@horizn-studios.com
Ignas Petronis – ip@horizn-studios.com

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