18th Federal Competition

Art Students Display Their Works

9 February to 11 March 2007

For the seventh time the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle offers young artists studying in the Federal Republic of Germany a forum. The exhibition is intended to create opportunities for comparison and to stimulate discussion, whilst providing an interested general public with an insight into work currently being done at art schools in Germany.

The purpose of this competition, which the Federal Ministry for Education and Research holds every two years, is to promote young artists. At the same time, it sets out to display the quality and diversity of education in the fine arts and to draw attention to the importance of artistic activity in society.

50 students of the 24 colleges, represented in the Conference of the Deans and Rectors of Art Colleges, Academies and Universities, have submitted works which will be judged by a jury. The jury consists of three members who cannot be art teachers at any one of the institutions. They are jointly appointed by the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle and the Conference of Deans and Rectors of German Art Colleges, Academies and Universities. The prizes consist of cash awards and working grants. The division of the prize money is decided by the jury, which at its own discretion can award it in graduated amounts or divide it equally.

The following persons have agreed to serve on the jury this time:
Karola Grässlin, Leiterin der Staatlichen Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
Dr. Ulrike Groos, Direktorin der Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Tim Sommer, Chefredakteur, art Das Kunstmagazin

The prizes will be awarded during the opening ceremonies on 8 February 2005.