Results of the Jury Meeting for the Academic Year 2017 / 2018

Jury Members:  

Christian Kühn (Architect and Dean, Institute of Architecture and Design, TU Wien), Chus Martínez (Curator and Head, Institute of Art, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland – Academy of Art and Design, Basel), Florian Pumhösl (Artist, Vienna), Kolja Reichert (Art Critic, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurt/Main), and Christoph Thun-Hohenstein (General Director and Artistic Director, MAK)
 
Submissions: 245
 

Architecture Category

2 October 2017 – 16 March 2018:
Alejandra Avalos, Guillermo Acosta, and Alan Rios (Mexico)
 
2 April – 14 September 2018:
Noemi Polo (Italy)
 

Fine Art Category

2 October 2017 – 16 March 2018:
Flora Hauser (Austria)
Baptist Penetticobra (France)

2 April – 14 September 2018:
Gerry Bibby (Australia)
Aleksandra Domanović (Slovenia)

Substitute for the Architecture Category:
Christina Jauernik and Nora Amélie Sahr (Austria/Luxemburg)

Substitutes for the Fine Art Category:
Julia Curylo (Poland)
Misha Stroj and Giulia Gabrielli (Slovenia/Italy)
 

Jury's Statement

Of the 245 projects submitted from 40 countries, a unanimous decision was reached for two projects from the field of architecture and four projects from the field of fine art, as well as a total of three substitute projects.

The decision of this year’s jury has been based both on the quality of the work—an artistic practice that shows ambition—and on a level of curiosity that will allow for qualitative interaction with the cultural context of Los Angeles, not to mention current artistic questions that might influence these artists’ future practice. We signal the ambition of all the projects selected, plus the articulation of questions that engage with the conditions of the residency program, which open up on formal and speculative levels that may help, as well, to preserve the importance of the residency’s character as a unique opportunity for thinking and developing projects in an international context, very much needed in today’s cultural landscape.

In the field of architecture, the proposals selected emphasize the importance of different interpretative levels of reading the city, its elements, but also the different dynamics that an interdisciplinary approach can create among individuals and their situated architectural context. Both proposals, using a very different language, stress the importance of a practice that speculates with different futures in the field of architecture as a way of restating a new social contract.

Vienna, 22 May 2017
 
Jury, MAK Schindler Scholarships 2017/18 (from left to right):
Christian Kühn (Architect and Dean, Institute of Architecture and Design, TU Wien), Florian Pumhösl (Artist, Vienna), Chus Martínez (Curator and Head, Institute of Art, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland – Academy of Art and Design, Basel), Kolja Reichert (Art Critic, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurt/Main) and Christoph Thun-Hohenstein (General Director and Artistic Director, MAK)
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