In March of 2020, Pauline Curnier Jardin (b. 1980, Marseille), Simon Fujiwara (b. 1982, London), Flaka Haliti (b. 1982, Pristina) and Katja Novitskova (b. 1984, Tallinn) were nominated by an international jury for the National Gallery Prize 2019. The prize is awarded every two years and is a museum honor for artists under 40 who live and work in Germany. The four nominees were presented in a group exhibition from August 16, 2019 to February 16, 2020 at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin. Here, all four artists show spatial ensembles in which they combine existing and new works. The tonality and signature of the four expansive work presentations is very different; what they have in common is an explicit focus on aspects of our contemporary society; on cultural phenomena, political events and technological developments.
Photos by Luca Giardini & Mathias Voelzke.