Carnegie Art Award 2010
Carnegie Art Award 2010 exhibts the best from the contemporary nordic artscene right now.
23 artist interpret the painting in the broadest sense and display works within oil on canvas, film, photography, installation and performance. Well established artist is seen side by side with new names. All works are produced within the last two years and represent the art scene of today both in expression and content.
Carnegie Art Award is one of the biggest art prizes in the world and was established in 1998 to promote Nordic contemporary painting and to recognise and support distinguished artists born or living in the nordic countries.
A unanimous jury has awarded the Icelandic artist Kristján Gudmundsson (born 1941) first prize of sek 1,000,000 for his exceptional sound-absorbing paintings.
Second prize of sek 600,000 went to the Swedish artist Kristina Jansson (born 1967) for her seductive, distinctive and psychologically charged paintings that raises questions about memory, perception and space.
Swedish Felix Gmelin (born 1962) is awarded third prize of sek 400,000 kronor for his installation ambiguous gestures - a multifaceted comment to his personal history as to the 1960s Viennese Actionism where the body often was used as canvas.
The grant of sek 100,000 to a young artist is awarded to the Danish artist, Marie Søndergaard Lolk (born 1981) whose complex multi-layered work explores the materiality of art.
Other participating artists
Kjersti G. Andvig (no), Anastasia Ax (se), Tone Kristin Bjordam (no), Milena Bonifacini (dk), A K Dolven (no), Saara Ekström (fi), Mads Gamdrup (dk), Sergej Jensen (dk), Camilla Løw (no), Jukka Mäkelä (fi), Ylva Ogland (se), Jorma Puranen (fi), Seppo Renvall (fi), Torben Ribe (dk), Sigrid Sandström (se), Astrid Sylwan (se), Egill Sæbjörnsson (is), Marianna Uutinen (fi) and Hannu Väisänen (fi).
Saturday and sunday at 2 pm.
Tuula Arkio, Cultural Counsellor, Honorary phd in Visual Arts Museum Director Emerita, (Chairman of the jury).
Gunnar J. Árnason, art critic and lecturer, Iceland Academy of the Art, Rreykjavík.
Ina Blom, professor, ifikk - dept. of art history, university of oslo Mikkel Bogh, rector, royal danish academy of fine arts, copenhagen Lars Nittve, Director, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London(International member of the jury).
For further information about Carnegie Art Award 2010 please contact:
Anne Folke, Manager, Carnegie Art Award
T. +46 8 5886 9096
Ulrika Levén, Curator, Carnegie Art Award
T. +46 8 5886 9097
T. +45 3336 9047