In this exhibition, the Essl Museum provides a sweeping and many-nuanced view of the young art scene in central and eastern Europe, thus continuing a series of exhibitions that started in 2005. It is one of the declared missions of the Essl Museum to present young artists who are not yet established in the markets and put their output up for public debate. In an alternating schedule, the winter programme of the Museum always includes a focus on topical art production in its two series on emerging artists and the winners of the Essl Art Award CEE.
The exhibition presents the great diversity of artistic perspectives in the CEE and provides a platform for an open cross-border discourse. What moves young artists, how do they cope with social, political and cultural shifts? What role does their private life play for them? Will common, cross-boundary tendencies become apparent in the works produced by young artists in eight different cultural spheres in Europe? The show presents the works of the 16 winners of the ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2015, selected for the sixth time by an international jury including artists from Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Roumania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey. All contemporary art media will be represented.
Curators: Viktoria Calvo-Tomek, Clara Brandstätter