Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne’s concept of «Visual Art» encompasses not only the classical genres of art such as painting, sculpture, graphic art, drawing and photography, but also new forms of expression and media such as performance, experimental film and video. The Foundation provides funds for regular and special exhibitions as well as their accompanying catalogues at publicly accessible, well established museums and art collections provided that the exhibitions funded are international in their orientation, relevant from an art historical perspective, and carefully curated. Furthermore, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne supports innovative und interactive projects that explore new approaches to fostering art education so as to attract new audiences. In principle, the Foundation also provides funds for the involvement of modern media in the expansion or presentation of significant pieces of art in the context of major museum projects.
Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne does not award grants for biennials, triennials or art fairs, commercial galleries, local art associations, happenings and art initiatives.
Selection of supported projects
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco FAMSF, San Francisco
Exhibition «Cult of the Machine», 2018
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
Exhibition format «SITUATIONS», 2017–2018
Haus der Kunst, München
Exhibition «Blind Faith. Between the Visceral and the Cognitive in Contemporary Art», 2018
Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt a.M.
Exhibition project «William Kentridge. O Sentimental Machine», 2018
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich
Exhibition «Imi Knoebel: Guten Morgen, weisses Kätzchen», 2018
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt a.M.
Exhibition «Basquiat: Boom for Real»,2018
Serpentine Galleries, London
Exhibition «Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever», 2017
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Exhibition «Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away», 2018
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Exhibition «Louise Bourgeois: Twosome», 2017/18