Munken Scholarship winners announced

Arctic Paper has confirmed the winners of its Munken Works scholarships.
An international jury selected four artists from the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and South Korea.


A total of 249 designers and artists from 27 countries applied for the Munken Works scholarship, which focused on delivering answers to the question:
What role does paper play in the digital age?
Over the summer of 2013, Sun Jung Hwang from South Korea, Annemarie van den Berg, from the Netherlands, Sandra Kühne from Switzerland and Edith Kollath from Germany will each spend one month in the Munken Works Space in Berlin where they will be creating their artistic projects.
“It was a difficult decision. The entries were of very high standard, particularly when we got down to the final 15, there was hardly anything to choose between them,” said jury member Professor Czesława Frejlich, commenting on the final decision.

The first artists to move into the Munken Works Space will be Sun Jung Hwang and Annemarie van den Berg. At the beginning of July they will start their first project ‘post o-f-f-i-c-e’, which focuses on digital versus analogue communication.

In this project people will be invited to send the artists emails to the following address: post@o-f-f-i-c-e.nl. The artists will then create personalised analogue post on Munken paper in reply, such as letters, postcards or packages. The final presentation will be shown at the’ post o-f-f-i-c-e’ located at the Munken Works Space. Here the collection of the replies will be revealed and the senders can pick up their own exclusive responses.

“The paper is the medium on which the message travels. No paper, no message. Our project is easily explained in one sentence: You can write us anything, ask us a question, tell us your secret, or just say hi. After receiving your email we will work on a very special personal *one-and-only* analogue reply”, commented the designers.

For more information please contact:
Andy Curson on 0781 3051677 or email andrew.curson@arcticpaper.com

Thursday, 27 Jun, 2013