Ars Viva Prize
Since 1953 the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e.V. has been awarding the annual ARS VIVA prize to young artists living in Germany whose works are distinguished by their pioneering potential. In the 2018 the prize was given to three artists: Anna-Sophie Berger Oscar Enberg and Zac Langdon-Pole.
The jury was chaired by Ulrich Sauerwein and consisted of members of the Kulturkreis Fine Arts Committee, and directors and curators Chris Fitzpatrick (Kunstverein München), Martin Germann (S.M.A.K., Ghent), Zita Cobb (Fogo Island Arts / Shorefast Foundation), Nicolaus Schafhausen (Kunsthalle Wien / Shorefast Foundation), and Krist Gruijthuijsen (KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin) as expert advisors.
The prize includes two exhibitions at renowned art institutions in Germany and Belgium, the ars viva catalogue, and an artist residency on Fogo Island (Canada).