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Nicky Assmann receives the 2020 Witteveen+ Bos Art+Technology Award

Nicky Assmann receives this year's Witteveen+Bos Art+Technology Award.

The Witteveen+Bos Prize for Art+Technology was established in 2001 and is intended as an oeuvre award for a visual artist who unites the disciplines of art and technology in his or her work in a special and meritorious way. Nicky Assmann is the 19th winner of the award, and succeeds the artist duo Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand who won the prize in 2019. In addition to the prize money of € 15,000, a book will be published about Assmann's work (forthcoming 2021).

Nicky Assmann (1980) is fascinated, among other things, by the immaterial and elusive character of light. Colours and synesthesia play a major role in her work. Guided by her interest in cinematography she develops screens of various materials, such as soap fleece, copper plates, metal grids and plexiglass. These are no classic projection screens: instead the screens themselves  become images by means of light. The movement you see is the transformation of the screen itself.

The jury consisted of chairman Maria Verstappen (artist), Arie Altena, (writer, researcher, V2_), and Robbert Roos (director of Kunsthal KAdE). The jury is particularly impressed by the beauty of Nicky Assmann's work and how she uses technology to create compelling sensory experiences that enchant and amaze the viewer.

As corona measures made a physical prize-giving ceremony near impossible, a video was made:

Uitreiking Witteveen+Bos-prijs voor Kunst+Techniek 2020 aan... from Witteveen+Bos on Vimeo.

More: www.witteveenbos.com/nl/nieuws/nicky-assmann-ontvangt-kunst-techniek-prijs-2020/

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