16.04. ‐ 21.04.2024
Lichter Art Award 2024

VERNISSAGE: Exhibition Lichter Art Award

Frieder Haller, Benjamin Dobó & Anafee Fränznick, Lea Spielmann, Mirelle Borra, Vanessa Nica Mueller

The 14th LICHTER Art Award Edition is truly multidisciplinary. The spectrum of productions ranges from stagings of real events to the creation of fictional worlds and contemporary analyses. In 24/7 is no life, loosely based on Sartre's play "Closed Society", Frieder Haller brings hell to life for the three main characters. Benjamin Dobó and Anafee Fränznick's documentary You call me my friend, you call it love, but I can't trust you captures the oral history as well as the thoughts and feelings of migrants fleeing from the Sahel via Libya and Algeria to Tunisia. In her debut film Völker Körper Stoff, Lea Spielmann combines real family history with current research, reflecting Hungary's socio-political climate in recent years. Consisting entirely of archive material, the visual collage X or Y or Z by Mirelle Borras explores issues such as representation and identity in the post-internet age. In Landen by Vanessa Nica Mueller, the protagonist embarks on a poetic journey from the Wadden Sea via the Lebanese coast to the banks of the Beirut River. In the process, she observes the looming economic and social decline of Lebanon.

This year's jury consists of Marie Oucherif, curator and art theorist, Iryna Yaniv, cultural manager and curator (Cinémathèque Leipzig) and Saul Judd, curator of the LICHTER Art Award.


Exhibition opening on 15 April 2024 at 7 pm
Exhibition duration 16 to 21 April 2024
Opening hours: Tue. 5 pm - 11 pm / Wed. - Fri. 10 am - 8 pm / Sat. - Sun. 12 pm - 8 pm
Location: Festival centre Massif Arts - Eschersheimer Landstraße 28

The award ceremony will take place on 21 April at 7 pm in the Festival Centre at Massif Arts.

15 April 2024

19:00 h, Festivalzentrum

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Direction Frieder Haller, Benjamin Dobó & Anafee Fränznick, Lea Spielmann, Mirelle Borra, Vanessa Nica Mueller
Year 2023-2024
Duration 180 min


Free Entrance

The nominated artists and their works:


Frieder Haller - 24/7 ist kein Leben, 2023


Benjamin Dobó & Anafee Fränznick - Rauminstallation

You call me my friend, you call it love, but I can‘t trust you, 2023


Lea Spielmann - Völker Körper Stoff, 2024


Mirelle Borra - X or Y or Z, 2023


Vanessa Nica Mueller - Landen, 2023



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