GASAG Art Prize 2014
Nik Nowak (*1981 Mainz, lives in Berlin) has been awarded the GASAG Kunstpreis for 2014. Nik Nowak studied at Berlin University of the Arts from 2002 to 2007, taking part in Lothar Baumgarten’s master class. The jury cited the following reasons for their decision:
“Nik Nowak works at the interface between sculpture and sound, between the object and the intangible. His futuristic mobile sound machines are the product of meticulous research into the meaning and applications of noises and resonance. The results are ambivalent, thought-provoking spaces with elements of both party and protest culture, filling the space symbolically while at the same time creating a physically effective sonic weapon. As they probe the boundaries and potential of sculpture, visual and acoustic installations provide not only a purely aesthetic experience, but one that is physically perceived.”
The GASAG-Kunstpreis is being awarded in cooperation with Berlinische Galerie for the third time. Every two years, the partners use this prize to honour an artistic position at the interface between art, science and technology. Previous winners were: Susanne Kriemann (2010) and Tue Greenfort (2012).
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