2016 exhibition and winners

Marl Media Art Awards, Marl / Germany

November 23, 2016

October 23, 2016–February 12, 2017

Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
Creiler Platz 1, Rathaus
D-45768 Marl


Is there enough substantive, formal and technical common ground between sound art and video art to exhibit competitions in both genres together in the tradition-steeped Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl? This question is what the current presentation seeks to answer, featuring 31 works selected by two juries from among 500 submissions. The results can be experienced at the Skulpturenmuseum, the public space next to the museum and in several vacant storefronts in the Marler Stern shopping centre.

The Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl has been the home to the video art award since 1984—and since 2002 to the sound art award, which is further developed into the EUROPEAN SOUNDART AWARD—and this year, again, both media art forms will be on exhibit together. The two competitions, open to entries internationally, had the same substantive specification: the works submitted should relate to space, whether thematically, formally or in their presentation. The lattermost means that their ideal presentation location is not the cinema or concert hall but the museum, where the visitor can freely stroll through the exhibition, intuitively gaining an overview before then selecting an artwork and contemplating it in depth.

The treatment of the theme of “space” as specified in the invitation for submissions was broadly interpreted in the selection of works for the exhibition. The theme derives from the artistic medium from which the museum derives its name—sculpture—which requires room per se as a result of its “all-round viewability.” The theme of “space” is hence an attempt to provide a specification for the competition that can be grasped interculturally yet without being interpreted so narrowly as to become limiting.

Marl Media Art Award winners 2016

Marl Video Art Award 2016:
Nina Wiesnagrotzki (*1982 in Memmingen, lives in Hamburg) for her work SANSUI, LANDSCHAFT (2014)

Gilles Aubry (*1973 in Delémont, Schweiz, lives in Berlin), for his work A SPACE OF ATTUNEMENT (FROM OUD TO GUITAR TO OUD (2016)

Artists in the exhibition:
Sound art: Gilles Aubry, Berlin, Germany, (Switzerland); Stijn Demeulenaere, Brussels, Belgium; Miriam Hamann; Vienna, Austria; Jana Irmert, Berlin, Germany; LAYTBEUIS, Karlsruhe, Germany; Chelsea Leventhal, Berlin, Germany, (USA); Gerriet K. Sharma, Graz, Austria; Åsa Helena Stjerna, Stockholm, Sweden; Kathrin Stumreich, Vienna, Austria

Video art: Karimah Ashadu, London, United Kingdom, (United Kingdom / Nigeria); Ali Chakav, Cologne, Germany, (Iran); Hans Diernberger and Will Saunders, Cologne, Germany; Daniel Nicolae Djamo, Bucharest, Romania; Lisa Domin, Dortmund, Germany; Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr, Cologne, Germany; Sirah Foighel und Eitan Efrat, Brussels, Belgium, (Denmark / Israel); Alexander Heim, London, United Kingdom, (Germany); Juliane Henrich, Berlin, Germany; Angelika Herta, Cologne, Germany, (Austria); Rui Hu, Los Angeles, United States of America, (China); Christoph Keller, Berlin, Germany; Kodac Ko, Braunschweig, Germany, (South Korea); Eric Lanz, Dusseldorf, Germany, (Switzerland/Germany); Anne Macmillan, Halifax, Canada; Melanie Manchot, London, United Kingdom, (Germany); Sarah Murphy, Riverside, United States of America; Nicola Schrudde, Düsseldorf, Germany; Maya Schweizer, Berlin, Germany, (France); Roos Theuws, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Clarissa Tossin, Los Angeles, United States of America, (Brazil); Nina Wiesnagrotzki, Hamburg, Germany

(Nationality differs from the artist’s place of residence)