Recipients of the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Awards 2017

We are proud to announce this years awardees,
and we extend our warmest congratulations to:

 

Karl Salzmann
Recipient of the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award 2017

Artist’s Statement
In my works, sound and/or noise are always present – as a tool to shape spaces and shapes, as a language to describe things, as a research subject to study human perception but also social and cultural conditions, and as an instrument for penetrating and influencing the fragile materials and bodies surrounding us, not just metaphorically.
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Nika Kupyrova
Recipient of the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award 2017 – Honourable Mention

Artist’s Statement
In my work I appropriate found text, concepts and pop culture phenomena to direct my own working process. The resulting self-reflective, multi-layered sculptures propose a bridge between textual and visual languages and investigate gestures of three-dimensionality and reproduction as well as the notion of the original.

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Photo: Marlena König

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