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In the organizer's words:

Open Call:

For the second time, the Ingeborg and Dr. H. Jürgen Tiemann Foundation is awarding the Tiemann Prize for Painting, which is endowed with up to 50,000 euros. From February 1 to April 30, museums from all over Germany that have their own collection of contemporary art can apply. The annual prize is intended for the purchase of a work of art or a group of works from the field of painting and is intended to support museums in expanding their collections of contemporary art.

Application forms and further information can be found at:

"The Tiemann Prize is unique in its focus: we address museums directly and enable them to include important positions of our time in their collections. It is a great pleasure for us to sustainably promote contemporary painting and make it accessible to many people through museum visits," Ingeborg and Dr. H. Jürgen Tiemann explain their commitment to art.

By enabling the purchase of works by an institution, the Tiemann Prize recognizes outstanding artistic positions that make a significant contribution to the field of contemporary painting. The proposed work should be relevant to the current art discourse and expand the collection in a convincing way. The artist's work should be centered in a German-speaking country; there is no age limit. Institutions can also apply to acquire works by an artist duo or collective.

Award ceremony in fall 2024:
In the fall of 2024, an award ceremony will be held at the winning institution in the presence of the donor couple and the artist. The artistic position will be particularly honored as part of the presentation of the purchased work. The purchased artwork will be exhibited in the prize-winning institution for at least four weeks and then displayed permanently if possible.

Premiere of the Tiemann Prize 2023:
Last fall, the Tiemann Prize was awarded for the first time. The Museum Folkwang in Essen convinced the jury with works by the painter Armin Boehm. Since November 3, 2023, four paintings by the Berlin artist have been added to the collection, which has integrated them into the public museum tour.

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