In 2013, Henkel Central Eastern Europe (Henkel CEE) is bestowing the Henkel Art.Award. this year for the 12th time. The art award targets creative visual artists from 23 countries in the region. The prize is granted in cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria and the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna (Museum der Modernen Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien – mumok). The winner will not only be given a monetary prize of 7,000 euros, but an exhibition in his or her native country and an individual presentation at mumok in Vienna. Thus the total value of the art prize is 35,000 euros.
“Art contributes to mutual understanding and thus to a positive co-existence among people“, says Günter Thumser, President of Henkel CEE. “With our Henkel Art.Award. we aim to promote this development in Eastern Europe.”