Nine high schools from the Altöttting and Traunstein school cluster of the Technical University of Munich joined forces with the DASMAXIMUM museum for the first time in 2014 for the KunstWortKunst (ArtWordArt) project, which places art and creative writing at the heart of extracurricular education. Students in the 10th grades were invited to write a text inspired by a work of art freely chosen at DASMAXIMUM - without guidelines, without the framework of school, and without restrictions from teachers. The interdisciplinary approach of "KunstWortKunst" and the concept of the museum, which was opened as a foundation in Traunreut in 2011 by the art promoter Heiner Friedrich, meet in an ideal way here, because in the exhibition of major works of international contemporary art on now a good 4,000 square meters flooded with daylight, the focus should not be on art historical instruction but on the experience of art. A top-class jury of experts from the fields of literature, art, culture and the press selects the best texts from among the submissions, which are then honored in a small anthology and made accessible to interested readers. The success of the writing competition eventually led to the fact that KunstWortKunst is now firmly established every 2 years.
Finally, it's starting again: The writing competition KunstWortKunst 2022 has begun.
After the long Corona break, a total of 79 students from nine high schools from the Altötting/Traunstein school cluster attended the kick-off event at the DASMAXIMUM museum on Wednesday, October 5. . .
About 70 participating students* were celebrated in the auditorium of the JHG Traunreut for their creative text on a self-chosen work from the museum DASMAXIMUM.
With over 80 participating students, the interest in the current writing competition KunstWortKunst is overwhelming.
After several jury rounds from November to January, in which the youth literature critic Christine Knödler and the writer Norbert Niemann, together with five other experts, thoroughly scrutinized the results of KunstWortKunst 2014, the prize winners have now been determined.
Dr. Robert Anzeneder, director of the Johannes-Heidenhain-Gymnasium in Traunreut - the JHG is a reference school of the cluster and thus coordinator and contact person of the TU - had used the importance and central location of the MAXIMUM in Traunreut for the year 2014 to put art and creative writing in the focus of extracurricular education for once. Together with her colleagues . . .