Award ceremony 2013: Łukasz Jastrubczak receives Polish art prize Views
For the sixth time, the Views art prize was awarded to a young Polish artist in Warsaw on October 24, 2013. Winner 2013 of the biannually presented accolade is Łukasz Jastrubczak. He will receive a prize money of 15,000 Euro.
Winning second place, Karolina Breguła has the opportunity to spend three months in the Villa Romana, the studio house for artists in Florence sponsored by Deutsche Bank Foundation.
Since its launch in 2003 as part of a partnership project with Deutsche Bank Foundation, Deutsche Bank Polska S.A. and Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, “Views” has become one of the most important prizes for Polish contemporary art. The 2011 winner, Konrad Smolenski, represented Poland at the Venice Biennale the year after receiving the award. The exhibition in the gallery, coupled with the prize, offers young artists a high-profile platform to establish their names and work in the international art scene. “Views” also helps draw more international attention to the Polish contemporary art scene. The finalists, born between 1977 and 1985 and selected by a committee of experts, will once again this year show how exciting Poland’s current contemporary art scene is. All candidates work across borders, explore a variety of topics and use different techniques and media in their work; film, in particular, plays an important role for them.
Łukasz Jastrubczak convinced the expert jury with his bold and independent application of new technologies and the candor he displayed in engaging with current issues. Karolina Breguła received praise for her outstanding ability to give expression to locally embedded specifics in her work.