Museum Kurhaus / Kleef

Ewald Mataré Verzameling

5 mei 2011: Carl Andre to be awarded with Roswitha Haftmann Prize

The first Minimalist sculptor, Carl Andre, is today being presented with the Roswitha Haftmann Prize, Europe's best-endowed art award. The Museum Kurhaus Kleve is currently the only museum in Europe to present a solo exhibition of Carl Andre. The exhibition is realised in co-operation with Museion, Bozen, where it will be shown from Sept. 17, 2011, onwards. At the presentation ceremony, which takes place on 5 May 2011 in the Kunsthaus Zürich, Andre will be represented by his partner Melissa Kretschmer, who will accept the award on his behalf from Christoph Becker, Chairman of the Board of the Roswitha Haftmann Foundation. The encomium will be given by Dr. Philip Ursprung, Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture, ETH Zurich.

The Prize was originally the initiative of Roswitha Haftmann (1924-1998), whose foundation has awarded it since 2001 to a living artist who has created an oeuvre of outstanding quality. The deed of foundation provides for the jury to award special prizes at its discretion.

For further information on the prize winners, the founder, the jury and the prize itself, please see


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