Outstanding Artist Awards: International Flagships of the Art Scene

Lifestyle & TravelCulture ♦ Published: December 9, 2019; 14:51 ♦ (Vindobona)

The awards are presented annually to artists of the younger and middle generation for outstanding achievements. At this year's presentation of the awards in the Federal Chancellery, Minister of Art and Culture Schallenberg stressed that the aim of this award was to highlight the extraordinary achievements of Austrian artists, "especially those who have a particular influence on the current art scene", i.e. who are " outstanding".

Ceremony of the "Outstanding Artist Awards" in the Federal Chancellery. / Picture: © Bundeskanzleramt (BKA) / Dragan Tatic

"They are representatives of a scene that makes Austria an international figurehead of art.

The prize is a sign of recognition for what has been achieved so far and should also serve as a motivation for further work.

When the prizewinners were announced at the end of August, Schallenberg already pointed out that the prizes were not only an essential part of…