21. April – 22. May 2011
This year Kunstmuseum Thun is hosting the Louise Aeschlimann and Margarete Corti grant again. The Aeschlimann-Corti grant is awarded annually by the Bernische Kunstgesellschaft (Bern Art Society) , and is the most highly endowed private art grant of the Canton of Bern. The participation in the grant competition and the related exhibition is open to artists (born 1970 and later) who have been living in the Canton of Berne for at least one year or who are natives. The winners of the grants and sponsorship awards are selected in a two-tier procedure, and moreover the works are compiled for the exhibition.
Artists in the exhibition:
Lena Amuat und Zoë Meyer, Livio Baumgartner, Linus Bill, Livia Di Giovanna, Marianne Engel,
Christoph Gugger, Stefan Guggisberg, Alain Jenzer, Ingrid Käser, Angela Marzullo, Kavata Mbiti,
Niklaus Mettler, Nicole Michel, Nadin Maria Rüfenacht, Lorenzo Salafia, Pascal Schwaighofer,
Francisco Sierra, Reto Steiner und Niklaus Wenger.
The Jury assigns a main award of CHF 40‘000.- to Niklaus Wenger (*1978) and two sponsorship awards of CHF 15‘000.- each to Livia Di Giovanna (*1984) and Niklaus Mettler (*1986).