Fonds Perspektive

The winning projects of the Franco-German fund for art and architecture PERSPEKTIVE 2020

Visual arts

Updated on 12/03/2020

The PERSPEKTIVE jury of independent Franco-German experts met in January to select five winning projectsfrom a large number of 2020 applications. Dialogue, emergence and mobilityare the strong points that define PERSPEKTIVE.

The PERSPEKTIVE fund, initiated by the Institut français of Germany, is supported by the Ministry for Culture, the Institut français and the Goethe Institute.

2020 winning projects

The Surplus in Common

Workshop and symposium at Ève Chabanon’s “Surplus” exhibition at the Betonsalon in Paris in March, then at the Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster in September 2020. A series of transdisciplinary events is organised with speakers from the fields of art, philosophy and economics from both countries. This programming reflects the importance, both for the artist and for the institutions initiating the project, of holding meetings in a format that emphasises the transmission and sharing of ideas and the processes of collaboration and intergeneration.


Looking Out

A series of performances in Paris (at the Mercuriales Tower in Bagnolet, the Quais de Seine and the Catacombs) and Berlin (TV Bar) organised by The Performance Agency (curator Yael Salomonowitz in collaboration with Clément Delépine). The Performance Agency is orchestrating a new three-part MASS series in Paris in the spring of 2020, bringing together French and German artists around performative happenings. This new series is accompanied by a satellite project of fictional round tables.


Temple of Love

Workshop and ideas laboratory by artist Gaëlle Choisne, involving architect Moritz Maria Karl and curator Thomas Conchou in gr_und in Berlin in May, then in Aubervilliers in July 2020. “Temple of Love” seeks to develop artistic, architectural and educational practices through the prism of social, economic and ecological considerations and responsibilities. The segment in France will take the form of an artistic commission as part of the Fondation de France's “Nouveaux commanditaires” initiative.


Critical Zones

Series of conferences and workshops as part of the “Critical Zones” exhibition (curated by Peter Weibel, Bettina Korintenberg and Daria Mille in cooperation with Bruno Latour and Martin Guinard-Terrin) from May 2020 at the ZKM in Karlsruhe. As a research and exhibition project, “Critical Zones” analyses the urgency of different disciplines and cultures coming together to create a common map of the planet.


Architecture of the real in France

Conference on the social and political conditions of architectural production in France and Germany respectively. The conference will take place at the Arch+ Architecture Review on French Architecture in October 2020 at Arch+ Space in Berlin. The invited French architects will discuss parallels and differences in working environments with their German counterparts. The objective of the project is to offer a platform open to the public.



Fonds Perspektive - lauréats 2020

The fund

The PERSPEKTIVE fund for contemporary art and architecture has been promoting exchanges and cooperation between France and Germany for over five years. The fund encourages German and French institutions to develop and carry out joint projects in the fields of visual arts and architecture. The focus is on debates, meetings, idea and research laboratories, workshops, performances, conferences and seminars etc.

The jury

Led by Marie Graftieaux (head of the Plastic Arts Office at the Institut français of Germany), the jury composed of Eike Becker (architect, Berlin), Monica Bonvicini (artist and professor, Berlin), Jacques FERRIER (urban planner and architect, Paris), Hélène Guenin (museum director, Nice), Christina Landbrecht (director of visual arts programming, Berlin) and Jean-Hubert Martin (exhibition curator, Paris) examined the projects and named the 2020 winners at a meeting in January in Berlin.

Practical information

Every autumn, PERSPEKTIVE launches a call for projects from organisations in the fields of contemporary art and architecture in France and Germany. All information about PERSPEKTIVE projects, the jury, conditions and news about 2020 projects can be found on