The [MASTERCLASS] is a special kind of talent pool. Over the course of several months, young scholarship students develop their own artwork with the support of ZKM mentors and subsequently present it in a group exhibition at ZKM.
The [MASTERCLASS] enables young people, aged between 15 and 19 with a great interest in art and special artistic talent, to find out about current art trends and the ZKM program. In dialog with like-minded people and professional artists, the up-and-coming talent learns how to handle new media and develop their own work over the course of a school year. Experienced artists and curators are by their side as mentors who support and advise them with their expertise.
The scholarship was advertized to talented students at Karlsruhe schools which have a main focus on media. For this year’s [MASTERCLASS], a jury of ZKM employees and members of the sponsorship association chose five scholarship students.
The scholarship holders in 2018 are Emilia Sawwidis, Fabian Voormann, Manuel Schüler, Marielle Meissner and Peter Lüttich. The pupils had applied with their own artistic works and a letter of application.