27 April 2017

THE SCHIRN IS SEEKING A NEW PEACE SYMBOL. A TOP-CLASS INTERNATIONAL JURY WILL AWARD A PRIZE TO THE WINNING LOGO.

By SCHIRN MAG

How does peace actually work? The SCHIRN will be seeking the answer to this question in areas off the path well-trodden and the familiar symbols – in its discursive group exhibition PEACE, which opens on June 1, 2017. With their works, international artists are adopting a new, contemporary perspective on this topic.

To mark the exhibition, the SCHIRN has launched an international competition to find a new PEACE logo. A logo that illustrates our preconceptions of peace today. The winning logo will not only receive prize money of € 1,000, but will also be used as an official logo for the exhibition on all print media as well as on the website for the exhibition. The deadline for submissions is May 8, 2017.

The jury includes internationally recognized figures:

MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ

The Serbian artist, who is based in New York, is a legend of performance art. In her spectacular performance works, she repeatedly examines the relationship between artist and observer, the boundaries of one’s own body and the possibilities of human determination. Her works, such as “The Artist is Present”, a performance lasting 736 hours that took place at the MoMA in 2010, have been met with global recognition.

Marina Abramovic, Image via art-magazin.de (Crown Archetype)

KONSTANTIN GRCIC

Since establishing his own studio, Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (KGID), in Munich in 1991, industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has developed furniture, products and lighting for some of the most renowned companies in the industry. He is now considered one of today’s most influential designers and many of his products have won international design awards. Konstantin Grcic has curated major design exhibitions, and his own work has already been the subject of a number of solo exhibitions.

Konstantin Grcic, Foto Julian Baumann

EIKE KÖNIG

The works from this designer’s own studio HORT, which was founded in 1994, are regularly published in important international publications. In 2011, graphic designer Eike König was elected Visual Leader of the Year by the Lead Academy. He was and remains active at several universities and colleges as an endowed and guest professor, and since 2011 has been Professor of Illustration and Graphic Design at Offenbach University of Art and Design.

Eike König, Foto Cat Garcia

TILMANN RÖDER

Tilmann Röder is on the management board of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, which is based in Heidelberg. He works with teams of experts in crisis areas and fragile states like Afghanistan, Ukraine, Iraq and Colombia, with the aim of stabilization. As an academic, he primarily publishes works on constitutional matters and questions of international law. Tilmann Röder is co-editor of the “Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law” (Brill Publ.) and a member of the Crisis Prevention Advisory Board for the German government.

Tilmann Röder

BRITTA THIE

In her artistic practice, Britta Thie examines new technologies and the relationship between the self and its digital representation. In 2013 she graduated as master student in the class of Hito Steyerl at Berlin University of the Arts. Her works include diverse, largely electronic and performative formats. She has exhibited in numerous international group and solo exhibitions. Starting in October 2016 she has been Friederichs Endowed Professor of Performance at Offenbach University of Art and Design.

Britta Thie, Foto Jonas Holthaus