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ArtGemini Prize deadline nears
Sep01

ArtGemini Prize deadline nears

The ArtGemini Prize 2014 deadline is near and, although extended, artists now have up to 15 September 2014 to submit their work for consideration of this year’s winning tally. The Prize launched its second round 15 May 2014 during the 20-21 International Fair at the Royal College of Art. Artists can compete for awards in four categories to a total of GBP 5,500, up from GBP 5,000 in the first round in 2013. Selected artists will...

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Pritzker 2014 goes to Shigeru Ban
Jun13

Pritzker 2014 goes to Shigeru Ban

The 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize has gone to Shigeru Ban, celebrated for his fusion of contemporary architecture with humanitarian values and innovative use of everyday and found materials. Ban, 56, professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, will receive the award, often equated with the Nobel Prize in the field of architecture, at a ceremony 13 June 2014 at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Kyoto University said the award...

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Turner Prize: The 2014 shortlist
May07

Turner Prize: The 2014 shortlist

Tate Britain announced 7 May 2014 four artists, Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell, have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2014. This year marks the 30th year of the Turner Prize, founded in 1984 to promote discussion of new developments in contemporary British art. The variety of media used by the four shortlisted artists this year reflects the diversity of work being made in the UK today,...

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Art Gemini Prize 2013: A promising debut
Jan24

Art Gemini Prize 2013: A promising debut

Just out of its first cycle, wherein it disbursed GBP 5,000* in awards to artists and photographers, the Art Gemini Prize 2013, announced in January 2014, demonstrates there really is no limit to opportunities for discovering, or rediscovering, new creative talent, writes SAJID RIZVI. The rediscovery, where an incentive such as the Art Gemini Prize acts as a conduit or facilitator, occurs when an artist spotted in a previous outing...

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Jameel Prize 2013 goes to Turkish fashion designers
Dec10

Jameel Prize 2013 goes to Turkish fashion designers

The third biannual Jameel Prize has gone to Turkish fashion designer Dice Kayek, a label established in Paris in 1992 by sisters Ece and Ayse Ege. The GBP 25,000 Jameel Prize 3 went to the sisters, native of Bursa, for Istanbul Contrast, a collection of garments that evoke Istanbul’s architectural and artistic heritage. The judges felt that Dice Kayek’s work demonstrates how vibrant and creative Islamic traditions continue to be...

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Laure Prouvost wins the Turner Prize 2013

The Turner Prize 2013 has been awarded to French artist Laure Prouvost, it was announced at Ebrington in Derry~Londonderry, UK City of Culture 2013, in partnership with Tate, 2 December 2013. The jury thought her work was outstanding for its complex and courageous combination of images and objects in a deeply atmospheric environment. Building on personal memory, it weaves together fact, fiction, art history and modern technology....

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