Young Art from Bulgaria // Croatia // Czech Republic // Hungary // Romania // Slovakia // Slovenia

07/12/2011 – 12/02/2012, Exhibition Hall, Essl Museum , Vienna / Klosterneuburg , Austria

press-conference: Tue, 6 December 2011, 10.30 a.m. at the Essl Museum
with Silvia Köpf (Curator Essl Museum), René Block

(head of Jury) and Karlheinz Essl (director Essl Museum)
the Essl Award winners and the jury will be present
free press-shuttle: 10.00 a.m., from Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna and return
opening: Tue, 6 December 2011, 7.30. p.m
welcome by Karlheinz Essl
opening statement: Silvia Köpf (Essl Museum) and Dr. Maria Vassileva (Jury member, Bulgaria)
From 7 December 2011 the Essl Museum is offering a pioneering overview of the works of young artists from central and eastern Europe. In an exhibition area of 1,000 sq. m, the Essl Museum is showing 18 positions from Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary, which were identified in the context of the ESSL ART AWARD CEE. The exhibition offers a direct insight into current events at the art academies of seven different cultural landscapes in Europe. A comprehensive catalogue on the exhibition is being published. With the ESSL ART AWARD CEE, which is being awarded this year for the fourth time, the Essls as a collector couple have established a sustainable project for the promotion of young art students from central and eastern Europe .

PRIZE WINNERS OF THE ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2011

Teodora Axente (RO), Emöke Bada (HU), Albena Stefanova Baeva (BG), Josef Bareš (CZ), Suzana Brborović (SLO), Ana Dutia (RO), Anett Hamori (HU), Elena Kaludova (BG), Magdaléna Kuchtová (SK), Sabina Mikelic (HR), Martin Mrzljak (HR), Maja Rozman (SLO), Roman Štětina (CZ), Milan Vagač (SK)

We would be glad to welcome you at the Essl Museum for the press-conference and the opening. >> Enclosed you can find the press-release, please contact us for press-photos (link), if you have questions or would like to arrange an interview. Should you plan to attend the press-talk, please reply to [email protected] or via fax (+43 – 0) 2243 / 370 50 24.

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