"In my work, I am interested in the various connections between art and society. In recent years, an expansion of socially relevant content into socially relevant formats can be observed in the visual arts. New Patrons underlines this development even more: with the reassignment of the role of patron in the process of art production in public space, the usual structures and roles are being questioned. At the same time, art commissioned by citizens is a new way of producing art that, in addition to participation and responsibility, creates exceptionally site-specific works of art."
Anne Kersten is an art historian, project manager and curator. Together with Alexander Koch, she designed the online journal Art in Relation for Neue Auftraggeber. Her work focuses on agriculture and rural areas, realism, the promotion of artists and cultural policy in Germany after 1945.