Kubus. Sparda Art Prize
The “Kubus. Sparda Art Prize” has been awarded every two years since 2013. The prize, endowed with 20,000 euros, honours an outstanding achievement in the field of visual arts. It is aimed at artists who were born in Baden-Württemberg or who have a close connection to the state through their artistic work.
Nominated for the “Kubus. Sparda Art Prize” 2022 are: Ulla von Brandenburg, Camill Leberer and Ülkü Süngün. The three artists will exhibit their works at the Kunstmuseum from 24 September 2022 to 8 January 2023, each in their own rooms. The presentation is dedicated to contemporary sculpture in all its diversity.
Prize of the Jury
The nomination and awarding of the prize are tied to a multi-stage process in which some ﬁfteen representatives from art and cultural institutions in Baden-Württemberg initially each propose two artists on a specific topic. In the next step, a ﬁve-member national jury selects three positions. A second jury will then select the winner during the exhibition. At the end of the show, the Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg will also offer a public-choice award.
In 2022, Ulla von Brandenburg receives the Sparda Art Prize “Kubus”.
This was decided by a majority and after intensive discussion by a jury composed of representatives of the Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg and its art foundation, Martin Buch and Bernd Klink, of the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Ulrike Groos and Sabine Gruber, as well as Konrad Bitterli (Director Kunstmuseum Winterthur), Stefanie Patruno (Director Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe) and Gitte Zschoch (Secretary General ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen).
The jury, which also explicitly acknowledged the contributions of Camill Leberer and Ülkü Süngün, explained its decision: “The exhibition for this year’s ‘Kubus. Sparda-Kunstpreis’ represents the medium of contemporary sculpture in its entire range. Ulla von Brandenburg has realized a concept that renegotiates forms of remembrance and ritual events. Visual form and narrative, which the artist develops further against the background of traditional sculptural approaches, enter into an effective and coherent connection. Ulla von Brandenburg responds in a special way to the existing exhibition architecture in the Kunstmuseum with a convincing dramaturgy and choreography developed especially for the spatial situation.”
In addition to the jury’s prize, visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to vote for their favourite. For this purpose, the Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg has announced a public prize of 5,000 €, which will be announced at the end of the exhibition.
Vote in the museum or digitally!
Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg eG is the largest cooperative bank in Baden-Württemberg. It considers itself a friendly community making banking fair and easy. As the bank belongs to its members, it is independent of the profit interests of anonymous shareholders – and solely committed to the benefit and promotion of its members. Based on this understanding, it is socially, culturally and civicly committed and supports people in its region. This is achieved by the donations of the Gewinnsparverein and its five foundations.