Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2016. Edmund Kuppel
The Akademie der Künste is awarding the 2016 Käthe Kollwitz Prize to Edmund Kuppel in honour of his pioneering work on the relationship between photography and sculpture. His extensive oeuvre explores the processes of creation in photography, the technical conditions, and how photography is perceived.
To mark the occasion of this award, the Academy is presenting a selection of Edmund Kuppel’s works produced since the early 1970s. The exhibition showcases sculptural photographic works, film, video, individual presentation devices and projection installations, as well as Das Kabinett des Ferdinand von Blumenfeld. The exhibition is also premièring the film Les marches du héros absurde (2016).
On the occasion of the exhibition an artist's book is published.
Welcome: Jeanine Meerapfel, president of the Akademie der Künste
Welcoming address: Rolf Tegtmeier, director Kreissparkasse Köln
Statement of the Jury: Raimund Kummer, juror and member of the Sektion Bildende Kunst of the Akademie der Künste
Laudatory address: Peter Weibel, CEO and direktor ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe
With the kind support of the Kreissparkasse Köln which funds the Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne.
Held as part of the EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography 2016 and the Berlin Art Week.