Brussels - Bozar - Young Belgian Painters Award 201106/05/2011
Young Belgian Painters Award 2011
9 June - 11 September 2011
The Young Belgian Painters Award is one of the most important visual arts events in Belgium. The contest has been putting the spotlight on young Belgian artists since 1950. 'Young' means under 35, 'Belgian' means of Belgian nationality or resident in Belgium, while painting is no longer the only discipline covered. This competition could be said to be the equivalent of the Turner Prize in Britain, the Prix Marcel Duchamp in France, and the Vincent Award in the Netherlands. Laureates such as Pierre Alechinsky, Ann Veronica Janssens, Raoul De Keyser, Hans Op de Beeck, and Marie-Jo Lafontaine have brought an international dimension to the competition.
This year the jury will consist of Hilde Teerlinck (Frac Nord Pas de Calais), Thierry Raspail (Musée d'art contemporain, Lyon), Clément Minighetti (Mudam, Luxembourg), Henriette Bretton-Meyer (Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen), and Miguel von Hafe Pérez (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela).
For the event, selected candidates will enter a new piece which will compete for one of four awards: the 'Crowet' Young Belgian Painters Award (€ 25.000), the 'Emile and Stephy Langui' Young Belgian Painters Award (€ 12.500), the Centre for Fine Arts Award (€ 12.500), and the ING Award (€ 12.500).
In December 2010 the jury selected ten artists out of a possible 276 candidates for the 2011 competition: David Catherall, Michiel Ceulers, Pieterjan Ginckels, Manor Grunewald, Hou Chien Cheng, Paul Hendrikse, Kelly Schacht, Joris Van De Moortel, Cédric Van Turtelboom and Freek Wambacq. From 9 June to 11 September 2011 these ten artists will be exhibiting their work in the Centre for Fine Arts. The awards ceremony will take place on 8 June 2011.
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