Absolut has announced the nominees for the 2017 Absolut Art Award.
49 artists and writers have been selected across both Art Work and Art Writing categories and they are diverse in terms of country of origin, age and gender.
Each member of the Jury invited two Nominators with experience across multiple artistic backgrounds to nominate five artists and one art writer, generating a maximum of 50 nominees for the Art Work category and a maximum of ten nominees for the Art Writing category.
39 nominees have been selected in the Art Work category by the 2017 Nominators. The 2017 list includes artists from emerging contemporary art hubs such as India, Ghana, Iran, South Korea and Bangladesh as well as areas with firmly-established art scenes. Nominees range in age from 24 to 52, and comprise recognised artists who are established in their field, as well as young emerging artists.
Ten art writers from across seven countries have been selected in the Art Writi ng category, with ranging backgrounds, experience and research interests. This element of the prize continues our longstanding support of the development of criticai theory and nurturing artistic discourse.
A shortlist of five finalists from both the Art Work and Art Writing category will be revealed in January 2017.
For 2017, Absolut launches a new strand of the Award- the Emerging Artist Award – which will sit alongside the Absolut Art Award for Art Work and Art Writing. lndividuals under the age of 40 who have collaborated with the brand creatively from January 2015 to February 2017 are eligible to be nominated by their local Absolut teams. The winner of the Emerging Artist Award will be selected directly from a list of nominees by the 2017 Jury.
Nominees for the Art Work category: Shumon Ahmed Mehraneh, Atashi Monika Baer, Neill Beloufa, Katinka Bock, Dineo Seshee Bopape , Sol Calero, Neha Choksi, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Simon Denny, Cao Fei, Somaro Golden, Irena Haiduk, Tamara Henderson Anne Imhof, Maryam Jafri, Hassan Khan, Yaw Brobbey Kyei, Ibrahim Mahama, Corey McCorkle, Shahryar Nashat, Otobong Nkanga, Katja Novitskova, Yuri Pattison, Falke Pisano, Lucy Raven, Willem de Rooij, Cameron Rowland, Nora Schultz, Cally Spooner, Elisabeth Sutherland, Marline Syms,Asim Waqif, Munem Wasif, Liu Wei, Ming Wong, Haegue Yang, Anicka Yi, Samson Young.
Nominees for Art Writing category: Karen Archey, Lee Weng Choy, Anna Colin, Huey Copeland, Johanna Fateman, Orit Gat,Isabelle Graw, Ranjit Hoskote, Shanay Jhaveri, Missla Libsekal.
Jury: Simon Castets, Director and Curator of Swiss Institute, New York; Elena Filipovic, Director and Chief Curator of Kunsthalle Basel; Polly Staple, Director of Chisenhale Gallery, London; and Jack Bankowsky, critic, curator and Editor-at-Large at Artforum.
- Portrait of Simon Castets 2017 Absolut Art Award Jury Member © Photo Bruno Zhu
- Portrait of Daniel Birnbaum 2017 Absolut Art Award Jury President © Photo Moderna Museet , Åsa Lundén
- Portrait of Jack Bankowsky 2017 Absolut Art Award Jury Member Photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
- Portrait of Elena Filipovic 2017 Absolut Art Award Jury Member Photo: Zlatko Micic, 2015
- Portrait of Polly Staple 2017 Absolut Art Award Jury Member Photo: Mark Blower