Art has the potential and the ability to change perspectives, and raise questions and maybe even make a change. Artists taking a stand, provoking, creating a dialog, annoying, interpreting, making space, telling stories, shedding light on hidden spaces, in order to resist powers that try to limit freedom, equality, and democracy. They are the ones that are seldomly getting support both financially and institutionally.
In order to continue this legacy the Anni and Heinrich Sussmann Foundation decided for the year 2015-2016, to support these artists in two different ways:
The annual Anni and Heinrich Sussmann
An artist/artist-group will be awarded based on their current work . The artist(s) will be chosen from a shortlist recommended by our group of advisers (the committee) who were selected based on their commitment to the principles oft the Anni and Heinrich Sussmann Foundation and their experience, and knowledge. A jury of minimum 3 artists decide about the receptance of the price.
The biennal Anni and Heinrich Sussmann
On 4th november the Artist Award will be announced in the city of Vienna/Austria