An art competition organised by Munich Re in cooperation with the Munich Academy of Fine Arts | 2010
Since the 1970s, Munich Re has analysed the effects of climate
change, applying resulting insights and findings to the risk
evaluation of natural catastrophes. But sensitising society to a
changing environment and cultural commitment are also factors that
have always had a high priority at Munich Re, and are inherent to
our corporate culture.
The impending effects of climate change moved Munich Re to
organise a competition in 2010 on the theme of
“Art and climate”,
together with students at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. For the
company’s climate experts, it was an
unusual challenge, in dealing with artists, to perceive and
approach climate change from a different perspective.
42 students submitted their entries to the
“Art and climate”
competition. 11 artists convinced the interdisciplinary jury
through their radicalism, creativity and clear commitment to the
theme. The 11 designs were nominated and presented in an exhibition
in late July 2010. A catalogue was published for the exhibition,
which was shown in Munich, Düsseldorf and
Hamburg. The following prizes were awarded:
1st prize: Paul Kotter, Temporary Bike Repair Shop
2nd prize: Andreas Peiffer, Catastrophe Model
3rd prize: Heike Schleer, Energy Plus Pavilion
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