This year the Swiss artist Ursula Biemann has been selected for the art award, endowed with CHF 25’000. The prize ceremony will take place on 19 October 2018 at the Konzepthalle 6.
The prize in the form of an art project was initiated by the artist George Steinmann who grew up in Thun. The art prize emphasises the relevance of dialogue and cultural sustainability in Steinmann’s work method.
Besides George Steinmann, the expert jury consist of Jürg Neuenschwander, film director and producer, Bern and Paris; Peter Schneemann, professor at the Institute for Art History Bern; Jean Ziegler, professor and sociologist, Geneva; Helen Hirsch, director of Kunstmuseum Thun and Marianne Flubacher, head of the cultural department of the City of Thun.
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