First Year of the WALTER BENJAMIN MEMORIAL INTERNATIONAL PRIZE, PORTBOU 2011
01/01/2012

The Exile Memorial Museum (MUME), in collaboration with the Democratic Memorial of Catalonia, is holding theWalter Benjamin Memorial International Prize. The prize, based on the cross-disciplinary nature of the German-Jewish author?s intellectual work, has two main objectives. On the one hand, given Walter Benjamin?s consideration of the creative act in general, the aim is to foster artistic practice in the fields of the visual and audiovisual arts. On the other, it is to support the theoretical task undertaken by professionals associated with the study of art, photography, architecture, city planning, cinema, philosophy, history, literature and sociology. In both cases, priority will be given to projects that incorporate questions concerning the history and memory of the twentieth century. The prize will be held every two years.

The prize will include the following specialities:

1. Assistance grant for artistic creation (admission of projects from 1 to 31 May 2012)
2. Prize for an unpublished essay (admission of essays from 1 to 3 May 2013)

The call of this prize forms part of the preliminary activities for the Walter Benjamin Memorial Centre in Portbou. For more information of the rules, please consult the link http://bit.ly/q1zLOG or go to www.museuexili.cat