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The Stiftungspreis Fotokunst (foundation prize for photographic art) from the Alison and Peter Klein Foundation was established in 2009 with an award of 10,000 euros to support photographic artists from the young and middle generation living in Germany. Initially the prize was awarded annually. Since 2017 it has been awarded on a three-year cycle and is linked with an extensive exhibition at KUNSTWERK Sammlung Klein. This year we are pleased to present twelve artists nominated for the prize by a selection panel.



At KUNSTWERK Sammlung Klein the 2023 foundation prize once again offers the opportunity for concentrated discovery of outstanding items of photographic art at the same time as encounters with an exciting range of artistic discussions. Selection of the contributions presented this year is guided by the theme “On the Inside”, which initially describes a spatial or abstract area that lies within a greater whole. The latter may be the medium of photography itself, or it may relate to the artistic subject or location in which the work is created. Yet the subject forms a bridge to the inner imagination of the viewers. Which mental associations arise with the image perceived? And do these correspond to the content-related contexts of what is seen?
The four members of the jury, Ann-Christin Bertrand (Berlin and Luzern), Stefan Gronert (Hannover), Matthias Harder (Berlin) and Ute Noll (Stuttgart and Zürich) made their nominations independently of one another. Yet connections are evident, which produce content-related and media-reflexive threads in the exhibition.



Header Stiftungspreis Fotokunst 2023 Peter und Alison Klein STiftung Kunstwerk Sammlung Klein

Hängung #27 at KUNSTWERK Sammlung Klein presents twelve pieces of art that were nominated for the Stiftungspreis Fotokunst 2023 (2023 foundation prize for photographic art), on the subject Im Innern (On the Inside).



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Stiftungspreis Fotokunst 2023 - Jury - Stefan Gronert - Ann-Christin Bertrand - Matthias Harder - Ute Noll - Kunstwerk - Alison und Peter Klein Stiftung

The judging panel has made its decision. Stefan Gronert, Ann-Christin Bertrand, Matthias Harder and Ute Noll (pictured from left to right) expressed their wish for this year’s prize to be shared. This year, we therefore offer warm congratulations to both artists, Alina Frieske and Kathrin Sonntag, on the award of the 2023 foundation prize for photographic art (Stiftungspreis Fotokunst 2023) from the Alison and Peter Klein Foundation for their photographic artworks.

Stiftungspreis Fotokunst 2023 - Kathrin Sonntag - Alina Frieske - Gewinnerinnnen


Alison and Peter W. Klein have exhibited their art collection in the museum designed by Folker Rockel since October 2007.