04.03.2023 – 10.04.2023


Ausstellungsansichten NORDWESTKUNST 2023
Fotos: Jenny Rosentreter

NORDWESTKUNST has long since established itself as a platform for new artistic discoveries. Every two years, an astonishing range of artists and approaches contend for the prize – from painting to graphic art, installation, sound art, performance, video, and art in public space, extending from the border with Denmark to the Netherlands. Several hundred portfolios were submitted, from which, after an initial jury session, 26 artists were invited to the Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven.

In 2023, NORDWESTKUNST will also be captivating visitors with contemporary themes and a survey exhibition featuring a wide variety of topics and techniques: installations and videos with a surreal flair, relaxed paintings in beanbag format, bass-driven “music for neighbours,” or a bouncy castle serving as a white cube. Fresh media art, arrangements created specially for the Kunsthalle, and the recasting of traditional techniques promise a dynamic overview and deep insights into the latest artistic developments.

Workshops, tours, and discussions with artists will give visitors the opportunity to ask their own questions and intensify their art experience through face-to-face discussions.
During the course of NORDWESTKUNST, a jury of experts will meet to select the award winners from the submitted works. The recipients will be given a solo show at the Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven the following year. The NORDWESTKUNST prize is awarded by the Verein der Kunstfreunde für Wilhelmshaven e.V., which was founded in 1912.

Clara Alisch | Claudia Balsters & Hannah Goldstein | Jonas Brinker | Johann Büsen | Seonah Chae | Olga Grigorjewa | Julia Gruner | Jonas Habrich | Jonas Hohnke | Christian Holl | Kathrin Jobczyk | Gregor Kieseritzky | Hyunbok Lee | Elisa Manig | Martin Meiswinkel | Theresa Möller | Lisa Sinan Mrozinski | Luka Naujoks & Jo Jakob Hübner & Marlon Nicolaisen & Johannes Thiel | Justine Otto | Lucila Pacheco Dehne | Sophie Pape | Lea Schürmann | Silke Silkeborg | Johanna Smiatek | Kira Wieckenberg | Heiko Wommelsdorf

Installation views

Jonas Brinker, stray, 2020
4k-Video, 5:37 Min.

Johann Büsen, Electric Visions, 2022
Serie in Zusammenarbeit mit künstlicher Intelligenz
Pigmentdruck auf Fotopapier, 100 x 70 cm

Julia Gruner, Lazy Painting, 2022
Acrylfarbe, Nessel, Verpackungsmaterialien
130 x 100 x 35 cm, 130 x 130 x 35 cm

Elisa Manig, Schalter, 2022
MDF, (night glow) Lack, ca. 190 x 50 x 60 cm

Luka Naujoks & Jo Jakob Hübner & Marlon Nicolaisen & Johannes Thiel
Tisch 2003, 2023
MDF, Stahlrohr, ASA, PLA, Resin, Ton, Acrylglas, Fototransfer, Silberkette, iPad, Gummischlauch, Mundstück, Metallgriff, Bildschirm-Halterung, TV-Halterung, 235 x 140 x 85 cm

Theresa Möller, Branches, 2021
Öl und Acryl auf Leinwand, 190 x 250 cm