For the fith time the kunsthalle messmer offers an art award. The prize is dedicated to the Swiss painter André Evard (1876–1972) whose passion was constructive/concrete painting. Geometric abstraction was subject of his work since 1913. Therefore, he is one of the first non-figurative artists and a pioneer of Swiss constructive/concrete painting.
In 2017 more than 600 artists from 45 countries had apllied and 101 exhibits were finally invited to the presentation exhibition from November 3rd, 2018 (Opening: November 2nd) to February 18th, 2019. Scharein takes part with "Diode" (collection AkkuPower).