Results of the Jury Meeting for the Academic Year 2018 / 2019

Jury Members

Angelika Fitz (Director, Architekturzentrum Wien), Lolita Jablonskienė (Chair of the Jury, Chief Curator, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania), Jun Yang (Artist, Vi-enna, Taipei/Taiwan, and Yokohama/Japan), and Christoph Thun-Hohenstein (Gen-eral Director and Artistic Director, MAK)
 
Submissions: 200
 

Architecture Category

30 September 2019 – 13 March 2020
Jakob Sellaoui (Austria)
 
6 April – 18 September 2020
Julia Obleitner (Austria) and Helvijs Savickis (Latvia)
 

Fine Art Category

30 September 2019 – 13 March 2020
Veronika Eberhardt (Austria)
Ting-Jung Chen (Taiwan)

6 April – 18 September 2020
Emilija Škarnulytė (Lithuania)
Manuel Gorkiewicz (Austria)

Substitute for the Architecture Category:
Albane Duvillier (France)

Substitutes for the Fine Art Category:
Anne Linke (Germany)
Sergio Verastegui (Peru)
 

Jury's Statement

From 200 applications from 38 countries, the jury has selected two architectural pro-jects and four projects from the field of fine arts, as well as three substitute projects.

The proposals show interest in today’s relevant topics, including housing, climate change, social issues, film and new media, transportation and public space, emerging technologies and new economies. The strongest applications frame these current is-sues in the context of Los Angeles, its history and future.

In the field of architecture one of the selected projects explores ideas of control and experimentation in environmental research, while the second investigates the socio-political impact of L.A.’s garage culture.

While the selected art projects cover a wide range of topics, they all share a founda-tion in the physical reality of Los Angeles, from deep-sea mining along the coast to the Women’s Building of historic downtown, from the Rose Bowl Parade to the Westside Shopping Mall. These proposals require in-depth research specific to the city and the residency program.

Overall, these projects challenge the perceived divisions between architecture and fine arts, generating a fruitful dialogue between these disciplines, which supports the aim of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture.

Vienna, 14 May 2019
 
Jury, MAK Schindler Scholarships 2019/20 (from left to right):
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein (General Director and Artistic Director, MAK), Lolita Jablonskienė (Chair of the Jury, Chief Curator, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania), Angelika Fitz (Director, Architekturzentrum Wien) and Jun Yang Jun Yang (Artist, Vienna, Taipei/Taiwan, and Yokohama/Japan).
© MAK/Georg Mayer