Announcement of the 5th International André Evard-Art Award by kunsthalle messmer

For the fith time the kunsthalle messmer offers an art award. The prize is dedicated to the Swiss painter André Evard (1876–1972) whose passion was constructive/concrete painting. Geometric abstraction was subject of his work since 1913. Therefore, he is one of the first non-figurative artists and a pioneer of Swiss constructive/concrete painting.

André Evard, La pyramide, Composition of bottle, glas and tissue, 1924, Oil on hardboard, 35 x 26,5 cm.

Endowed with 10.000,- €, the prize will be shared among four winners and is addressed to artists who committed themselves to the constructive/concrete art

                                                                      1st  winner:                5.000,-€
                                                                      2nd winner:               3.000,-€
                                                                      3rd winner:                2.000,-€
                                                                      Audience Award:   1.000,-€

Candidates will be selected in a two-step procedure as follows:

Step1: Pre-selection of 80–90 works for the planned exhibition from November 3rd, 2018 (Opening: November 2nd) to February 18th, 2019.

Step2:  The winner will be chosen by a jury of high-ranking members.

Participation conditions

Every artist can submit only one work. Admitted are paintings and objects realized after January 1st, 2015. The paintings may not be larger than 140 x 140 x 15 cm. Sculptures and objects may not be higher than
250 cm and may not weight more than 50 kg.

After the digital material has been sent to pre-selection will be done.
Please include the following details in your email concerning artist and work:

  • name of artist, title of work, year of origin, technique, size, if possible exhibition list
  • Curriculum vitae (photography included)
  • Up to three digital photos (.JPEG) of the artwork (each in 300 dpi and 72 dpi)


Please submit your application until June 30st, 2018. (Later submissions will not be considered.)
The pre-selection will take place before September 30th, 2018.
The names of the nominated artists will be listed on our website and the artists will be informed. The delivery of the artworks will take place until October 20th, 2018.

Transportation: Costs for delivery and return will be on the account of the artist.

Insurance: The nominated artist will also bear the insurance during the transport. The kunsthalle messmer covers the insurance during the exhibition period.

Any recourse to courts of law is excluded.

We are looking forward to your application. For further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact: Katharina Sagel, M.A. | +49 (0) 7642 920

Subject to change.

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