Kirkhoff is proud to announce, that Kristoffer Akselbo is the winner of the prestigous Dorothea Von Stetten Art Prize 2008.
Since 1984, the Dorothea von Stetten Art Prize has been awarded every two years to an artist under the age of 37. Five independent curators, closely familiar with the younger art scene, select five participants. Anders Kold, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark selected Kristoffer Akselbo.
The majority of the independent jury voted for Kristoffer Akselbo, appreciating his artistic attitude and the ideas and concepts, with which he meets the world: “With lightness and glimpse in the eye his precise and truly contemporary works unfold between nature, technology and culture; between glamour and monotony. He reflects on both the uncontrolled and the controlled, and this is done without pathos, but with a lot of ironic distance.”
The winner receives EUR 10,000 and the prize is furthermore connected with a group exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bonn showing all the five participants’ works. Two new works by Kristoffer Akselbo can thus be seen at the exhibition Dorothea Von Stetten-Kunstpreis 2008 Until February 15th 2009, at Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany.