Nedko Solakov among the winners of the European Central Bank international art competition for its new premises
Sariev Contemporary is glad to announce that the gallery's represented artist Nedko Solakov along with Giuseppe Penone and Liam Gillick are the winners of the European Central Bank international competition for site-specific artworks at its new premises!
The artists will create artworks for three different locations at the new building in Frankfurt am Main – outside the main entrance, on the ground floor of the high-rise and in the foyer of the conference area situated in the former wholesale market hall. The competition, launched in February 2014, was conducted as a two-stage invitational competition.
A selection committee of internationally renowned art experts drew up a list of artists from across the EU for each of the locations. In total, 59 artists from the 28 countries of the EU were nominated. In the second stage, the shortlisted artists were then asked to submit a proposal reflecting the theme “Stability and Independence”, taking into account the European motto “United in Diversity”. The jury unanimously selected the best proposal for each of the three locations among the anonymised contributions, applying the following criteria: overall artistic concept; suitability in terms of the location; feasibility in terms of the technical and budgetary requirements.
A joint inauguration for all three works is planned for autumn 2015.
For more info visit www.ecb.europa.eu