Sam Pulitzer - Winner of 2017
Sam Pulitzer has been awarded the Baloise Art Prize for the precision, depth and virtuosity of the drawings presented in his installation for the exhibition booth, where he adroitly exploits transparency and opacity in order to test the viability of his art. He additionally enquires into the function and meaning of the stream of new images, logos and labels with which we are confronted day after day, organizing or perverting our communication and relations with our fellow human beings. The truth of the matter is that they do, indeed, do both: they bring us closer together and keep us at bay, just as Pulitzer’s corridors impose closeness on us in tandem with isolation.
In addition to the cash prize, Baloise acquires a group of works by the award winners and donates them to two important European museums. The works of Sam Puzlitzer were presented to the collection of the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Nationalgalerie Berlin.
Gallery: Real Fine Arts, New York
Marie-Noëlle Farcy, Curator/Head of Collection, MUDAM, Luxembourg; Daniel Baumann, Director, Kunsthalle Zurich; Sven Beckstette, Curator, Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.; Zak Kyes, Zak Group, London and Martin Schwander, Fine Art Advisor of Baloise, Chairman of the jury.
Foto: Peter Schnetz