Since 1997, the Mart Stam Society – the non-profit association supporting the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin – has awarded the Mart Stam Prize every year. The winners are chosen by an independent jury for the best final projects at the academy of art. Thus, the society provides assistance to young artists and designers during their studies and helps them start their professional careers.
The publication features texts and images presenting all the 2022 award winners in detail. Their works reflect the issues that are currently moving the generation of 20- to 30-year-olds. By investigating the pressing problems of our time and current discourses, they develop the themes of their art. Their own mental state is examined and artistically processed. Dreams and fears, body shame, experiences of exclusion due to mental illness are addressed; but there are also works that openly criticize everyday racism or urban development which ignores the needs of the city’s inhabitants.
With works by: Milan Bergheim, Kaja Busch, Ju Hyun Hwang, Nina Plášková, Sabine Richter, Alexandra Ruppert, Vaia Tatopoulou, Lor Willkomm, and Jakob Wirth.