Andris Eglitis Receives Purvītis Prize 2013
Having received the panel of judges' highest evaluation, artist Andris Eglitis was awarded the third ever “Purvītis Prize” on February 15! Speaking in the name of the panel, the winner of the “Purvītis Prize 2013” was announced by Māra Lāce, director of the Latvian National Museum of Art (LNMA), and Jānis Zuzāns, chairman of the board of museum sponsor, “Alfor, Ltd.”. The award includes a considerable monetary sum – 20 000 lats (pre-tax, approximately EUR 28 500).
The Purvītis Award was established in order to gather information about events in the Latvian art world and to evaluate the most outstanding artistic achievements. The award is named after the Latvian painter Vilhelms Purvītis (1872-1945). The statutes of the award state that “the Purvītis Award is awarded once every two years to one artist or group of artists who represent Latvian art with outstanding work that is deeply associated with the events of its time and that acts as a link between contemporary life, spiritual ideals and absolute values.”
Read more about the Purvītis Prize.
Jeroen Uyttendaele @ Overtoon
Overtoon, platform for sound art, has been running, as a backbone to develop the artistic practice of Aernoudt Jacobs. Since 2012, Christoph De Boeck has joined to co-direct the organization. From January 2013 Overtoon will be consolidating and expanding, as a new flexible and half-open production platform producing the work of both artists. It will also offer yearly long-term residencies to artists with the aim to produce their works. In 2013 Jeroen Uyttendaele and Jeroen Vandesande will be the resident artists.
The work of these four artists will be shown at the group exhibition 'Overtoon' at iMal.
Geert Goiris - Lying Awake in Museum M
M brings together a selection of existing photographs by the HISK laureate Geert Goiris, in combination with new work never exhibited in Belgium. The selection will be combined with a new analogous slide projection.
M says: Tension between man and nature. Architectural and utopian landscapes showing traces of human presence. Uncanny proximity. 'Outsider'. Paradoxical position of 'close to and yet far away'. A play with form, abstraction, light and depth.
Prix Médiatine 2013
Raffaela Crispino, Mélanie Géray, Emmanuel Bayon & Wannes Goetschalckx are the winners of the Prix Médiatine 2012. A price for young artists between 18 and 40, organized by Wolubilis, Bruxxels. Wannes Goetschalckx, a HISK laureate, won with his video One to tree. Work by the artists can be seen at the exhibition.
On Making Manifest
released fri 28.09.2012
The role of the manifesto in the life and work of artists has changed dramatically over the years, from proclamation to whisper, proscription to question. in these artist texts, the question of what the 'manifesto' form can be or offer in the contemporary art landscape is approached in myriad ways, questioned, and reinvented. On Making Manifest brings together texts from eighteen artists in residence at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in 2012. The project, begun as a conversation, quickly took on a life of its own, becoming not only an interesting collection of artists' words, but a document of a particular place and moment in the conversation which is contemporary art.
with texts by Federico Acal, Rebecca Armstrong, Sara Bjarland, Line Boogaerts, Joachim Coucke, Alice De Mont, Andris Eglitis, Ieva Epnere, Paulien Föllings, Hamza Halloubi, Erika Hock, Katrin Kamrau, Conny Kuilboer, Clare Noonan, Meggy Rustamova, Odilon Pain, Jeroen Uyttendaele, Patrick Wokmeni
- On Making Manifest
- Roel Arkesteijn (ed.), published by HISK, Gent, 2012
- Softcover, 84 pages, 18 x 24 cm, English
Design: Studio Luc Derycke
- ISBN 978-90-7937-403-8
- price: 10 Euro
- available at: email@example.com
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