Stan Douglas, an important contemporary photographer, is the recipient of the Hasselblad Award in Photography in 2016. The Hasselblad Award, bestowed by the foundation of the same name in Gothenburg, Sweden, is endowed with the equivalent of EUR 110,000. The former professor of media studies addresses in his photo and video works social issues such as race, gender, identity, and post-colonial politics
Providing major support to institutions is a new focal point of the sponsorship program of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung. Within this context the foundation is the sole sponsor of the exhibition James Casebere. Fugitive at Haus der Kunst.
Many guests attended the vernissage of the exhibition LIFE IS NOT A BEACH. In her opening speech, Dr. Graeve Ingelmann, head of the Sammlung für Fotografie und Neue Medien (collection of photography and new media) at Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, presented Matthieu Gafsou’s photographic project within a photo-historical context and thus introduced visitors to the exhibition subject.
Inspired by the subject of its current exhibition LIFE IS NOT A BEACH, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is making a monthly donation to the project BISS for the duration of the exhibition. The magazine BISS is the oldest and one of the most successful street newspapers in Germany.
The collection of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung was expanded by a significant acquisition: an installation entitled Drowning Sorrows (cachaça), measuring two-and-a-half meters, by the internationally renowned artist Mona Hatoum.
An installation that depicts and honors important individuals, technologies, and materials of the refractory and ceramics industry was unveiled on the Höhr-Grenzhausen campus of the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences.
On her trip to China in 2011, Dr. Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek opened the Shanghai Museum of Glass (SHMOG). The foundation had had an advisory function in the planning period, which the museum points out on a display set up not so long ago.
The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is starting a big sponsorship program in 2016. With this the foundation will promote international glass schools as well as glass courses at art academies in future.
A video well worth watching shows how Marta Klonowska makes her unique and unusual artworks. The Polish artist has developed an elaborate production technique for her sculptures.