Manor Kunstpreis St.Gallen 2019
November 16th 2019 – February 16th 2020, Kunstmuseum
Sebastian Stadler (*1988, St. Gallen) will receive the 2019 Manor Art Prize St. Gallen. In his work, which spans the media of photography and video, the artist deals with the particularities of his surroundings: the camera focuses on ordinary objects, which become the subjects of his pictures. The seemingly insignificant or trivial takes on a striking effect through photography.
His engagement with photography and video follows a documentary examination of media, aesthetic, cultural, and social issues. His stays in European cities such as Paris, where he spent four months at the Cité des Arts thanks to a studio grant from visarte.ost, resonate in his work, as do his journeys to areas of the South Caucasus. The artist translates his cultural experiences carefully, precisely, and subversively into sophisticated scenes in his photographs and films, which have a captivating effect. Sebastian Stadler studied at the Zurich University of the Arts in 2008 and 2009 and at the Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne from 2009 to 2011, where he graduated with a degree in photography.
Curator: Nadia Veronese