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"Federal Prizes for the Arts"
1999-11-06 until 1999-12-30
This is the 100th time that the Confederation has
presented awards in the fine arts and architecture.
These awards, which have become an indispensable
instrument in fostering Swiss artists, have been
renamed art prize, indicating that the recognition of
promising artistic achievements is considered as
important as financial support. As a seismograph of
current developments, the federal competition carries
considerable weight and often provides the first public
platform for young people in the arts. Cases in point
are the onetime award winners Pipilotti Rist and Beat
Streuli. The Kunsthalle is pleased to be the forum in
this centenary year for a special presentation of the
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