Building bridges with art

by Clara Brandstätter and Viktoria Tomek

The first round of openings are over and it can be said, it was such a great and unique experience for all! A week full of new artworks, enriching discussions and of meeting very intersting young artists. But we don’t want to keep these great moments from you, so make yourselves an idea of our first journey…

Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

Our coach took us 400 km away from Vienna to the first station Lublijana. Our head of Press, Erwin Uhrmann and our Jurors Philippe Batka from Vienna Insurance Group and Andreas Hoffer from the Essl Museum can’t wait to hit the road with our cool bus.

Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

The jury memebers looked at an exceptional artwork created by the award winner Ana Jagodic in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova in Slovenia. It was so interesting to see, how everyday products of mass media, in this case used wax strips, can be used.

Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

The MSUM in Ljubljana. In front of this impressive museum a waiting Jury.

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Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

Before the start of the everyday Jury Session the Jury took some important notes.

Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

Prof. Agnes Essl congratulating the winners Petra Mrša, Nina Kamenjarin, Alen Kasumović and Neven Petrović in Zagreb.

Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

That’s us in Budapest. The weather was perfect!

Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

The happy Award Winners Julia Vegh and Daniel Bernath at the Budapest Galéria. Dariusz Gwizdala receives the Collectors Invitation and Bence Balint the VIG Special Invitation.

Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

Juror Maria Vassileva is affected by the work “Let The Little Children Come To Me” of Kristián Németh.

Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

After a difficult decision the winners in Bratislava were decided….

Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

Foto: © Clara Brandstätter

Kristián Németh and Peter Sit are the EAA Winners of Slovakia. The Collector’s Invitation Winner is Monika Pascoe Mikyšková. Congratulations to you all!

Now we are looking forward to our second travel week…

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