Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Vincent Award

The Vincent Award is an important biennial award to stimulate European artists whose work is highly relevant to the art of today. For every edition five artists are nominated and invited to an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. During the exhibition the winner will be announced and granted the prize fee of € 50.000.

The Vincent Award aims at stimulating contemporary art in Europe and aims to be a means of communication and discussion within a free, united and peaceful Europe.

An international jury has announced the names of the artists shortlisted for The Vincent Award 2008. The artists in the running are: , Peter Friedl, Liam Gillick, Deimantas Narkevicius and Rebecca Warren.

The exhibition of The Vincent Award 2008 will be running from June 20 until September 30, 2008 at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. During the Award Ceremonial Day on September 12 the winner will be announced, as well as the winner of the Audience Prize, that is new to this edition.

Earlier editions of The Vincent Award were won by Wilhelm Sasnal (2006), Pawel Althamer (2004), Neo Rauch (2002) and Eija-Liisa Ahtila (2000).

My pick for the winner this year: Francis Alÿs !!!!

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