Friday 10 November 2017

Award Ceremony 2017

Award Ceremony 2017

COPYRIGHT: Romain Girtgen/CNA (Daniel WAGENER, Edward Steichen Luxembourg resident in New York, Esther HOVERS, Edward Steichen Award Laureate 2015, HRH Hereditary Grand Duchess, Françoise POOS, Chairman of the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg Association), Guy Arendt, ( Secretary of State for Culture )

The Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg committee is pleased to announce Dutch photographer Esther HOVERS as the 7th Edward Steichen Award Laureate, and Luxembourg artist Daniel WAGENER as the 4th Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in New York.The 2017 Award Ceremony was celebrated on Friday, November 10th at MUDAM Luxembourg, in the presence of Her Royal Highness the Hereditary Grand Duchess, and the Secretary of State for Culture, Guy ARENDT. We would like to thank all the sponsors, public and private partners and participants who were involved in the organisation of the ceremony. Their untiring help and support made this year's event possible.

 

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Award Ceremony 2015

Award Ceremony 2015

© Romain Girtgen/CNA (Jeff Weber, Edward Steichen Luxembourg resident in New York, Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess, Max Pinckers, Edward Steichen Award Laureate 2015, Luxembourg Minister of Culture Maggy Nagel, Hubert Würth Chairman of the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg Association)

The Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg committee is pleased to announce Belgian photographer Max Pinckers as the 6th Edward Steichen Award Laureate, and Luxembourg artist Jeff Weber as the 3rd Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in New York.

The 2015 Award Ceremony was celebrated on Friday, November 20th at MUDAM Luxembourg, in the presence of Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess, and the Minister of Culture, Maggy Nagel. Special guest, French artist Sylvie Blocher addressed the audience in a solemn allocution stressing the important role of art in creating bridges between cultures and civilisations.

We would like to thank all the participants who were involved in the organisation of the ceremony. Their untiring help and support made this year's event possible.

 
 

Introduction

A Short History

A Short History

Courtesy of the Estate of Edward Steichen

The Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg is a tribute to the life and work of Edward Steichen, born in Luxembourg in 1879. The prize honors Steichen's artistic achievements as a photographer and curator, as well as his commitment to advocating the arts and nurturing new talent.

The Award was created in 2004 to mark the 125th anniversary of Edward Steichen's birth in Bivange, Luxembourg.

The official announcement was made by Luxembourg Minister of Culture, Higher Education and Research, Mr François Biltgen, on January 24th 2005 in Clervaux, coinciding with the anniversary of another remarkable event: the opening of Steichen's milestone exhibition The Family of Man at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, in 1955.

The prize was first awarded in 2005. It will be bestowed for the 4th time on November 24th 2011.

The Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg is conceived as a cross-cultural, artistical and educational bridge between Luxembourg and New York, the city which would become the home of Edward Steichen.

 

Introduction

Endorsement

Endorsement

Courtesy of the Estate of Edward Steichen

The Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg has been granted the patronage of HRH The Grande Duchesse of Luxembourg since the inception of the prize. The Award is also supported by the family of the artist, i.e. Joanna Steichen, his late widow, his granddaughters, Francesca Calderone-Steichen and Maria Steichen-Calderone, as well as his great-granddaughter Ariana Rodina Calderone Stahmer. We are proud to count the family representatives as honorary members of the Edward Steichen Award asbl.

 

Introduction

Founding Members

The Edward Steichen Award asbl (association sans but lucratif) has been founded in 2004 by:

Jean Back
Anny Bastian
Marc Bichler
Arlette Conzemius
Guy Dockendorf
Georges Faber
Jean-Marc Hoscheit
Jean Hoss
Joseph Kinsch
Rosch Krieps
Fernand Lamesch
Ray Learsy
Jacques Lennon
Jean Petit
Georges Santer
Jean-Paul Senninger
Hubert Wurth

 

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Board Members

Françoise Poos, Chairman

HRH Princess Sibilla de Luxembourg
Christian Biever
Philippe Dupont
Michel Franck
Brigitte Goergen
Bob Krieps
Claude Poos
Florence Reckinger-Taddeï
Anke Reitz
Jean-Louis Wolfzfeld
Hubert Wurth 

Contact:

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4, bd F-D Roosevelt
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Tél : + 352 621 230 083
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Edward Steichen Award

Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg

Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg

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The Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg is a biennial incentive supporting emerging European talents in the field of contemporary art. It was initiated to create an opportunity for young practitioners to expand their horizon, as well as to contribute to establishing networks between international artistic communities. A particular emphasis is put on links between the art communities of Luxembourg and New York, where Edward Steichen gained artistic prominence.

The laureate of the Edward Steichen Award is hosted for a six months residency in New York, at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), the premier residency-based contemporary art center in the United States for artists and curators around the world.

While in the program, all residents are invited to participate in a number of activities in and outside ISCP including the four core program activities: Visiting Critics, Field Trips, Salons and Open Studios.

At ISCP, each artist is provided with a private and furnished studio space. Moreover, the Award includes a stipend for housing, living expenses, travel and material.

 

Edward Steichen Award

Selection Criteria

The Award is open to young contemporary art practitioners between 25 and 35 years. Candidates are shortlisted by four Award nominators coming from museums, universities, art publishers and cultural institutions specialized in contemporary art.

The four Award nominators are from Luxembourg and the surrounding Greater Region. Each of them selects up to three candidates who then will be submitted to an international jury composed of three members.

The members of the jury are nominated by the Board of the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg. They are selected amongst the ranks of renowned art historians, curators, critics, art gallery owners and artists. Following the general aim of creating cross-cultural links, the jury will comprise one member from a US cultural institution, one from Luxembourg or the Greater Region and one from another European country.

 

Edward Steichen Award

The Jury

2017

Florian Ebner, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Natasha Egan, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA

Danièle Wagener, Musée de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2015

Hélène Guenin, Centre Pompidou, Metz, France

Sam Stourdzé, Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d'Arles, France

Ari Wiseman, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, United States

2013

Jean-Christophe Ammann, Art historian and curator, Switzerland

Roxana Marcoci, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Kevin Muhlen, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain

2011

Olga Sviblova, Multimedia Art Museum Moscow, Russia

Dirk Snauwaert, Museum Wiels - Contemporary Art Centre Brussels, Belgium

Scott Rothkopf, Whitney Museum for American Art, New York, USA

2009

Joan Simon, Whitney Museum for American Art, New York, USA

Kate Bush, Barbican Centre Art Gallery London, UK

Stefan Berg, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

2007

Claire Stoullig, Musée des Beaux-Arts Nancy, France

Wim Van Krimpen, Gemeente Museum Den Haag, The Netherlands

Philippe Vergne, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, USA

2005

Alanna Heiss, PS1 Queens New York, USA

Enrico Lunghi, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain

Heike Munder, Migros Museum Zürich, Switzerland

 

Edward Steichen Award

The Nominators

2017

Tania Brugnoni, 1535, Differdange, Luxembourg

Marie Cozette et Marie Bechetoille, Synagogue de Delme, Luxembourg

Stijn Huijts, Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht

Danielle Igniti, Galeries d’art de la Ville de Dudelange, Luxembourg

Karolina Markiewicz, Artiste et curatrice indépendante

Manuel Ströhlin, Expert indépendant

Anouk Wies, Cercle Cité, Luxembourg

2015

(CNA)Centre national de l’audiovisuel (Luxembourg)

FRAC Bourgogne (France)

Frankfurter Kunstverein (Allemagne)

Museum Frieder Burda (Allemagne)

Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR, Belgique)

2013

Lucien Kayser, art critic, Luxembourg

Delphine Munro, EIB Institute, Luxembourg

Danièle Wagener, Museums of the City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2011

Musée de la Photographie Charleroi, Belgium
Xavier Canone, Directeur

Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen, Germany
Markus Heinzelmann, Director

Musée d'Art moderne et contemporain Strasbourg, France
Estelle Pietrzyk, Director

Galerie Beaumont Public, Luxembourg
Martine Speller, Director

2009

Musée du Grand Hornu, Belgium
Laurent Busine, Director

Museum Haus Ludwig Saarlouis, Germany
Dr. Claudia Wiotte-Franz, Director

Centre Georges Pompidou Metz, France
Hélène Guenin, Program Director

Cercle Artistique Luxembourg
Jean Petit, President

2007

Centre d'Art contemporain La Synogogue de Delme, France
Corinne Charpentier, Director

Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Germany
Danièle Perrier, Director

BPS 22, Espace de création contemporaine Mons, Belgium
Pierre Olivier Rollin, Director

Casino Luxembourg, Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg
Enrico Lunghi, Artistic Director

2005

MUDAM Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Marie-Claude Beaud, Director

FRAC Lorraine Metz, France
Béatrice Josse, Director

Saarland Museum Saarbrücken, Germany
Frank Melchers, Director

IKOB Eupen, Belgium
Francis Feidler, Director

 
 

Laureate 2017

ESTHER HOVERS

ESTHER HOVERS

The urban landscape is what inspires Esther Hovers, and her portfolio addresses themes of control and power in public spaces, in an intellectually consistent and visually striking interrogation. Based on thorough research, her work asks questions such as

“How do urban planning and architecture determine our movements?” and “What is the position of the individual within a predetermined system?”

Considering herself a conceptual documentary photographer, Hovers plays with notions of traditional street photography, but retains the freedom to construct images and combine them with drawings and text. She impresses by how she visualizes her research into large-scale innovative installations that can resemble a detective’s office evidence bulletin board. 
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in photography from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, in 2015, Esther Hovers has been widely exhibited across Europe and earned numerous awards and grants. 
The Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg committee therefore wanted to give Esther Hovers the opportunity to continue her observations about how humans navigate complex spaces in a vibrant, new environment: the artistic and cultural landscape of New York City that proved so fertile for Edward Steichen himself.f

 

Laureate 2015

Max Pinckers

Max Pinckers

The photographic work of Max Pinckers is of profound strength and cohesion, and proposes a convincing argument for a new approach to documentary photography. Staged fiction merges with reality as he questions the traditional idea of the documentary photographer as a discrete observer who captures and translates reality without interfering. Pinckers, on the contrary, affirms his presence and his authorial stance. He frames and directs the world around him, making it appear in a cinematic light.

Reflexions about display and dissemination prolong the photographic act, and Pinckers shows refinement also in the presentation of his work. Particular attention is given to the form of the book. Here, elegantly edited sequences interweaving images and text are in dialogue with the materiality of the physical object.

In designating Max Pinckers as its Laureate of 2015, the Edward Steichen Award committee wants to make a meaningful contribution to the career of a highly promising artist, and to provide an opportunity to develop new work in an expanded geographic range.

 

Laureate 2013

Sophie Jung

Sophie Jung

Sophie Jung’s polyvalent talent explores a large array of techniques and mediums. In her videos, performances, installations, sculptures, texts and even photographs she combines playful anecdotes with a strong conceptual thread. The resulting formal achievements leave the viewer with bemusement and inspiration.

Luxembourg art critic Lucien Kayser says of Sophie Jung and her work:

There is something of a ghost light about this artist. Not in the sense of the tortured soul or evil spirit, but the exact opposite. There is the fire, the warm, bright light. The way Sophie Jung possesses airiness, while not excluding a more in depth way of asking questions. She builds upon a thorough reflection leading to an impacting form, and wins the ballot.

Sophie Jung was nominated by Danièle Wagener (Museums of the City of Luxembourg) for the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg 2013, and by Lucien Kayser (art critic) and Delphine Munro (EIB Institute, Luxembourg) as well for the category of the Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in New York.

 

Laureate 2011

Maria Loboda

Maria Loboda

Maria Loboda has a certain interest in the dilemma of obsolete material. She has an archeological habit of digging out antiquated belief systems, or old-world logic, that she links to her upbringing in Poland shortly before the breakdown of Socialism.

In a context of renewal and turning away from an oppressive past, objects from an everyday that has become anachronistic would simply disappear.

In her art she is therefore searching for similar phenomena throughout different cultures and centuries: the memories and the loss of others. Thoughts which were thought and then just stopped because they were proven wrong or deceptive, like alchemy, the occult, dated design or music which was once considered outrageous. Because she doesn’t like the weakness of nostalgia, Maria Loboda wants to give those worn out systems their power back, like buried atomic waste, which is still radiating underneath the the surface of a complex modern world. (from Michelle Cotton, In Conversation With Maria Loboda In Cura Magazine, N.7, Winter 2011)

 

Laureate 2009

Bertille Bak

Bertille Bak

The 3rd Edward Steichen Award was presented to 1983 born French artist Bertille Bak. She was nominated for the 2009 competition by Laurent Busine, the Director of the Musée des Arts Contemporains du Grand Hornu in Mons, Belgium. Bertille Bak was awarded the prize in recognition of her subtle and innovative work with the dispersed mining community of Pas-de-Calais (France).

Ms Bak's videos, installations and drawings bear witness of her commitment and the refinement of her artistic expression, as she is constructing the memory of a disappearing community. Humor plays also an important part in her work, and poetry appears as an additional layer.

The Award ceremony took place on February 3rd 2010 at the Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg. Special guest Marie-Jo Lafontaine, whose work is internationally acknowledged and regularly shown in Luxembourg, handed over the Award trophy to the laureate.

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Laureate 2007

Etienne Boulanger

Etienne Boulanger

Nominated by Corinne Charpentier, Director of the Centre d'Art contemporain La synagogue de Delme, Etienne Boulanger was the porud recipient of the second Edward Steichen Award. Sadly, the young French installation artist passed away unexpectedly in early October 2008, during his residency in New York. The Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg mourns the loss together with the family and friends of Etienne and supports the Etienne Boulanger Association in their effort to perpetuate his memory.

Etienne Boulanger's research was focused on the re-appropriation of transitory zones. He produced cunning and intrusive interventions within the urban environment as well as ephemeral installations in art galleries and institutions.

He was a nomadic artist, roaming contemporary megacities for gaps and residual spaces that he would invest with clever masking strategies. His works, set up on site, do not represent nor reproduce objects. The temporary interventions and the clandestine occupation of these spaces are meant to cast a critical look on our environment. (Text: Association Etienne Boulanger)

 

Laureate 2005

Su-Mei Tse

Su-Mei Tse

The daughter of a violinist and a pianist, Su-Mei Tse is not only an artist but she is also a classically trained cellist.

Her works often incorporate rhythmic or musical elements, or actual musical performances. She seems to be able to hear and even see music where most would see only everyday events and activities. Her works transcend language and are universally comprehensible.

Su-Mei Tse was the first recipient of the Edward Steichen Award in 2005. She was nominated by Marie-Claude Beaud, Director of MUDAM Luxembourg

 
 

Luxembourg Resident in NYC

Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in NYC

Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in NYC

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In 2011 a new category was added to the Edward Steichen Award: the Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in New York.

Conceived exclusively for young artists from Luxembourg, this prize offers a four months residency at ISCP, and includes a stipend for traveling and housing expenses. The applicants must not be older than 35 years.

The candidates are nominated by Luxembourg experts in the field of contemporary art and photography. The international jury, which selects the Edward Steichen Award laureate, also chooses the Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in New York.

 

Luxembourg Resident in NYC

Selection Criteria

The Award is open to young contemporary art practitioners between 25 and 35 years. Candidates are shortlisted by four Award nominators coming from museums, universities, art publishers and cultural institutions specialized in contemporary art.

The four Award nominators are from Luxembourg and the surrounding Greater Region. Each of them selects up to three candidates who then will be submitted to an international jury composed of three members.

The members of the jury are nominated by the Board of the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg. They are selected amongst the ranks of renowned art historians, curators, critics, art gallery owners and artists. Following the general aim of creating cross-cultural links, the jury will comprise one member from a US cultural institution, one from Luxembourg or the Greater Region and one from another European country.

 

Luxembourg Resident in NYC

The Jury

2017

Florian Ebner, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Natasha Egan, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA

Danièle Wagener, Musée de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2015

Hélène Guenin, Centre Pompidou, Metz, France

Sam Stourdzé, Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d'Arles, France

Ari Wiseman, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, United States

2013

Jean-Christophe Ammann, Art historian and curator, Switzerland

Roxana Marcoci, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Kevin Muhlen, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain

2011

Paul di Felice, Art historian and curator, Luxembourg

Danielle Igniti, Centre d’art Ville de Dudelange, Luxembourg

Christian Mosar, Independant curator

 

Luxembourg Resident in NYC

The Nominators

2017

Tania Brugnoni, 1535 Differdange, Luxembourg

Karolina Markiewicz, artiste et curatrice indépendante

Anouck Wies, Cerle Cité, Luxembourg

2015

Ainhoa Achutegui, Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg

Sabine Dorscheid

Nicole Meyer, Cité de l'image a.s.b.l., Clervaux

2013

Robert Garcia, Carré Rotondes, Luxembourg

2011

Danielle Igniti, Centre d’art Ville de Dudelange, Luxembourg

 
 

Laureate 2017

DANIEL WAGENER

DANIEL WAGENER

Daniel Wagener moves between Berlin, Brussels, and Luxembourg as a freelance graphic designer and photographer, and is currently teaching photography at the Royal Academy of Brussels where he also received his Masters in photography in 2015. He is also working as an experimental printer at Chez Rosi, a specialty digital print studio in Brussels, where he uses the unusual Risograph printer to produce self-published photography books and illustrations. Wagener’s dream is to become a book publisher, and it was his smartly-designed and well-executed photography books that garnered the jury’s attention. As a photographer, he is interested in the overlooked and unplanned spaces that form almost by accident in urban spaces. Wagener states:

“I explore the ‘ridiculous arrangement’ of everyday life.”

 

Laureate 2015

Jeff Weber

Jeff Weber

Jeff Weber’s practice is experimental and revolves around what he refers to as his attempt to develop a personal epistemology. “How do we know? How do we understand? What part do images play in the construction of meaning and knowledge?” These are the questions that underlie and motivate his art.

Weber’s answers are visual: carefully framed and selected, black and white photographs. The image and its potential as an epistemic medium are central to his research. However, a photograph is not an isolated object, but it is enmeshed in a complex tissue of social relations which crystallise in the image itself. Therefore, in 2014, Weber established the Kunsthalle-Leipzig, a project in the form of a gallery space, which prolongs his own photographic practice by prompting encounters with fellow artists.

Jeff Weber was awarded the 2015 Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in New York prize to foster new explorations and developments in his visual construction of knowledge and understanding of the world.

 

Laureate 2013

Jeff Desom

Jeff Desom

Jeff Desom is a writer, film director and visual effects artist. Combining live-action, found footage and digital effects, his work has been selected and awarded at a number of festivals around the world.

He was nominated for the Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in New York by Carré Rotondes Director Robert Garcia who stresses his choice with the following statement:

Jeff Desom is a true virtuoso when it comes to image crafting: he manipulates, transforms and ‘grinds’ the cinematographic medium to bring forth a work of a particular poetic and aesthetic nature.

His music videos for the German experimental composer Hauschka are reminiscent of the filmic universe of Michel Gondry. “Rear Window”, his highly acclaimed animation commissioned by Carré Rotondes for the institution’s ‘loop’ series testifies of Desom’s mastery of the historical genre combined with a dauntless sense of innovation. Under Jeff Desom’s direction, visual codes seem to reinvent themselves through the power of imagination.

 

Laureate 2011

Claudia Passeri

Claudia Passeri

Born in 1977 in Luxembourg, Claudia Passeri now lives and works between Luxembourg and Perugia. Her art speaks of political commitment, and takes various aspects according to changing contexts. It stimulates the debate around questions of sensitive topicality, twisting the perception.

She casts doubt in order to open a new space of reflection and to trigger new discussions.

Since 2002, her work has been regularly exhibited in Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg.

Claudia is the first Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in NYC.

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Ester Hovers und Daniel Wagener - so heißen die beiden Preisträger des Steichen-Award 2017. Findige Fotografie-Fans hatten Hovers irgendwie schon auf der Rechnung. Einmal mehr Danielle Igniti hatte die Finger im Spiel, die zum Kreis der Nominatoren des diesjährigen Edward-Steichen-Preisträgers gehörte und Esther Hovers ins Rennen schickte. Und offenbar überzeugte das dann auch die Jury.
Noch im Mai diesen Jahres war die junge Niederländerin Hovers mit einer Solo-Show unter dem Titel 
„Structures of Power“ im Düdelinger Centre d'Art Dominique Lang zu sehen ...

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Daniel Wagener et Esther Hovers partiront respectivement quatre et six mois en résidence à New York. (Photo: Romain Girtgen/CNA)

Tous les deux ans, le Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg récompense des artistes européens émergents tout en ayant la volonté de renforcer les liens entre les communautés artistiques du Luxembourg et de
New York, en référence et hommage au photographe américain né au Luxembourg.
Le lauréat est accueilli pour une résidence de six mois à New York au ISCP (International Studio
and Curatorial Program), un centre d’art contemporain où artistes et curateurs internationaux
se côtoient. Le prix est ouvert aux jeunes artistes contemporains européens entre 25 et 35 ans.
Depuis 2011, un deuxième prix est offert, spécifiquement destiné aux jeunes artistes vivant au Luxembourg. La résidence est alors de quatre mois.

«Quatre personnalités spécialisées dans l’art contemporain au Luxembourg et dans les pays voisins présentent chacun cinq candidats pour le prix. Et trois Luxembourgeois font la même chose pour le Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in NY», détaille Françoise Poos, présidente du conseil du prix.

Cette année, les propositions ont été faites par Marie Cozette (la synagogue de Delme), Stijn Huits
(Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht), Danielle Igniti (Centre culturel Opderschmelz,Dudelange) et Manuel Ströhlin (consultant en art indépendant) pour le prix international et par Tania Brugnoni (1535°, Differdange), Karolina Markiewicz (artiste et curatrice indépendante) et Anouk Wies (Cercle Cité, Luxembourg) pour les Luxembourgeois.
La sélection finale est faite par un jury international composé de Natasha Egan (Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago), Florian Ebner (Museum Folkwang, Essen) et Danièle Wagener (les musées de la Ville de Luxembourg). La ville comme sujet

Les deux lauréats travaillent essentiellement la photographie et s’intéressent au contexte
urbain. «Le jury a examiné l’environnement urbain dans lequel se trouve la résidence
Steichen à Williamsburg et a pris sa décision en tenant compte que la ville elle-même peut
être utilisée comme plateforme pour générer de nouvelles idées et de l’art», justifie le jury.
C’est la photographe néerlandaise Esther Hovers qui remporte le Edward Steichen Award. Présentée par Danielle Igniti, la jeune femme (née en 1991) étudie comment le pouvoir, la politique et le contrôle s’exercent à travers la planification urbaine et l’utilisation de l’espace public. Elle s’interroge sur la manière de limiter l’influence du paysage urbain sur ses utilisateurs. «J’étais déjà très enthousiaste que Danielle me propose de participer. Le fait de gagner me rend très heureuse», lance Esther Hovers, qui découvrira New York pour la première fois.

New York est une ville mythique, mais je ne suis
pas
fasciné par avance.
Daniel Wagener, lauréat du Eward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in New York
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«Je vais certainement poursuivre mes recherches en utilisant la photographie de rue, mais peut-être dans un sens plus narratif que d’habitude», détaille celle qui commence toujours par des recherches théoriques. «Le fait d’être dans une résidence avec d’autres artistes internationaux ajoutera certainement de nouvelles idées à mon travail.»

De son côté, Daniel Wagener, lauréat du Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in New York, a été proposé par Anouk Wies. «La dernière fois que j’ai été à New York, j’avais 12 ans et un appareil photo rose sous forme de jouet. Maintenant, je vais avoir du meilleur matériel», ironise-t-il. Le travail de Daniel Wagener s’intéresse aux «bêtises» de la ville comme il aime appeler ces accidents, interstices, non-lieux qui donnent aux villes leurs «visages particuliers».

«Je photographie rarement les humains, je photographie plutôt les traces accidentellement
laissées par les humains. La normalité aberrante de la vie quotidienne dans un environnement
planifié et conçu en détail et qui, néanmoins, oscille constamment vers le hasard.»
«New York est une ville mythique, mais je ne suis pas fasciné par avance», tempère-t-il. «Je suis ravi d’aller voir sur place et de travailler dans le contexte de cette ville. Je vais sûrement en explorer les quartiers et aller au-delà vers des banlieues moins favorisées dans des contextes post-industriels.»

 

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„Edward Steichen Award“ für Esther Hovers und Daniel Wagener

Esther Hovers und Daniel Wagener haben sich um die zeitgenössische Kunst verdient gemacht und sind gestern Abend ausgezeichnet worden.
Esther Hovers erhielt den siebten „Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg“, Daniel Wagener den vierten „Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in New York“. Die Preisverleihung, unter Patronat der Großherzogin, fand dann im Beisein der Erbgroßherzogin Stéphanie im Mudam statt. Als Ehrengast war der luxemburgische Musiker und Komponist Michel Reis zugegen. Für sechs Monate nach New York.
Der „Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg“, ein prestigeträchtiger Preis für zeitgenössisches Kunstschaffen in Luxemburg, wird alle zwei Jahre seit 2004 an einen jungen Künstler aus der Großregion verliehen, der sich um die zeitgenössische Kunst verdient gemacht hat. Darüber hinaus wurde 2011 der  „Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in New York“ gestiftet, der 2011 der bildenden Künstlerin Claudia Passeri und 2013 dem Videokünstler Jeff Desom verliehen wurde. Die Preisträger haben die Gelegenheit, während sechs Monaten am berühmten ISPC („International Studio and Curatorial Programme“) in New York teilzunehmen.
In der Jury saßen in diesem Jahr Natasha Egan, Direktorin von „Museum of Contemporary Photography“ in Chicago, Florian Ebner, Direktor vom Museum Folkwang in Essen und Danièle

 

13/11/2017

Radio 100,7

https://www.100komma7.lu/program/episode/174610/201711131740-201711131746

E Konschtpräis an eng Rees an Amerika

De Präis besteet aus zwou verschiddene Kënschtler-Residenzen: Sechs, resp. véier Méint zu New York. Dëst Joer goufen d'Hollännerin Esther Hovers an de Lëtzebuerger Daniel Wagener ausgezeechent. Vun engem internationalen an nationale Jury erausgesicht, schaffe si allen zwee mat engem Schwéierpunkt an der Fotografie. De Christian Mosar mat weideren Informatiounen.

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13/11/2017

www.culture.lu

http://www.culture.lu/fr/actualites/esther-hovers-et-daniel-wagener-sont-les-laureats-des-prix-/3/CMSdk,832/smid,162/esther-hovers-et-daniel-wagener-sont-les-laureats-des-prix-.html 13/11/2017

Esther Hovers et Daniel Wagener sont les lauréats des prix Edward Steichen

Le vendredi 10 novembre, le Prix Edward Steichen a été décerné à la photographe néerlandaise Esther Hovers. L’artiste luxembourgeois Daniel Wagener a remporté le prix dans la catégorie « Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in NY ».

Tous les deux ans, le Prix Edward Steichen est décerné à des talents européens émergents dans le domaine de l'art contemporain. Il a été initié pour créer une opportunité pour les jeunes artistes d'élargir leur horizon, ainsi que pour établir des réseaux entre les communautés artistiques internationales. Un accent particulier est mis sur les liens entre les communautés artistiques du Luxembourg et de New York, où Edward Steichen a établi sa réputation artistique.

La lauréate du prix Edward Steichen est accueilli pour une résidence de six mois à New York, au International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), le plus important centre d'art contemporain des États-Unis pour les artistes et les conservateurs du monde entier.
Une nouvelle catégorie a été ajoutée en 2011 : le « Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in NY ».
Conçu exclusivement pour les jeunes artistes luxembourgeois ou travaillant au Luxembourg, ce prix offre une résidence de quatre mois à l'ISCP.
Les candidats dans les deux catégories ne doivent pas avoir plus de 35 ans.

 

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L'essentiel

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Le prix Edward-Steichen décerné

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D'Land

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Vive la photo !

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Revue

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Edward Steichen Award

And the Winners are...

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