The Absolut Art Award has announced today the finalists for the 2017 prizes for Art Work and Art Writing.
A shortlist of 6 artists was selected by the 2017 jury led by President Daniel Birnbaum, director of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm from a total of 49 nominated artists and art writers.
Winners for each category will be announced on 12 May during the opening days of La Biennale di Venezia. The award ceremony will take place in September in Stockholm.
Art Work finalists:
Simon Denny, New Zealand
Anne Imhof, Germany
Shahryar Nashat, Switzerland
Cameron Rowland, USA
Anicka Yi, South Korea
Samson Young, China
Art Writing finalists:
Huey Copeland, USA
Johanna Fateman, Usa
Orit Gat, Israel
Isabelle Graw, Germany
Shana Jhavery, USA
The Jury: Jack Bankowsky, Elena Filipovic, Daniel Birnbaum, Polly Staple, Simon Castets
- Portrait of Jack Bankowsky, photo by Timonthy Greenfield-Sanders
- Portrait of Elena Filipovic, photo by Zlatko Micic, 2015; Portrait of Daniel Birnbaum, © Photo Moderna Museet, Åsa Lundén
- Portrait of Polly Staple, photo by Mark Blower; Portrait of Simon Castets, © Photo Bruno Zhu