Simon Steen-Andersen Receives Prestigious Art Award

Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Germany has just announced the winners of the art award Berlin Jubilee Foundation 1848/1948 and Edition·S – music¬sound¬art composer Simon Steen-Andersen is on the list.

The Berlin Jubilee Foundation 1848/1948 was founded in 1948 by the Berlin senate in memory of the March Revolution of 1848. The awards are therefore always presented on March 18 each year. The awards are divided between recipients from six specific art sections: visual arts, architecture, music, literature, performing arts and film & media arts, that each is awarded €5,000. Simon Steen-Andersen receives the award of the music section.

Each year, since 1971, Akademie der Künste has also selected a recipient of the Grand Art Award alternating between the six sections on behalf of the country. This year’s award goes to architect Florian Beigel.

The Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowerit and the President of Akademie der Künste, Klaus Staeck, present the awards at the ceremony held at Akademie der Künste on Paiser Platz 4 in Berlin on March 18, 2013 at 7 pm.