Sven Augustijnen awarded by the Evens Arts Prize 201105/10/2011
Belgian visual artist Sven Augustijnen was selected as the recipient of the Evens Arts Prize 2011 by an independent jury which chose from a list of 20 internationally acclaimed artists, nominated by representatives of major European art institutions. The prize carries an award of €15,000 and a support for a publication. Augustijnen's work expands and undermines the traditional codes of documentary practice and questions the narratives underlying current political and social practices.
The public presentation of the award took place on 17 October 2011 at the Centre Pompidou and showed in première in Paris the award-winner's new film, Spectres.
2011 Selection Committee
Pierre Bal-Blanc, CAC, Bretigny - Tanya Barson, Tate Modern - Andrea Bellini, Castello di Rivoli, Turin - Stephan Berg, Kunstmuseum, Bonn - Ann Demeester, De Appel, Amsterdam - Jacob Fabricius, Malmo Konsthall - Enrico Lunghi, Mudam, Luxembourg - Jaroslaw Suchan, Art Museum, Lodz - Dirk Snauwaert, Wiels, Brussels - Lynne Cooke, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid
2011 Prize nominees
Tris Vonna Michell - Katerina Šedá - Roman Ondak - Rosa Barba - Joachim Koester - Ellen Gallagher - Duncan Campbell - Société Réaliste - Zarina Bhimji - Keren Cytter - Sven Augustijnen - Bert Theis - Sven 't Jolle - Anna Rispoli - Ján Mančuška - Kris Martin - Seamus Farrell - Marcel van Eeden - Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet / les gens d'Uterpan - Achim Reichert & Marco Fiedler / Vier5
Dorian van der Brempt, deBuren, Brussels - Joana Mytkowska, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw - Maria Ines Rodriguez, Musac, Leon - Nicolaus Schafhausen, Witte de With, Rotterdam - Marc-Olivier Wahler, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
President of the Jury: Ernest Van Buynder, Board Member of the Evens Foundation and former Chairman of MuHKA in Antwerp.
Image © Sven Augustijnen, Panorama, 2005, Newspaper supplement, 8 pages, black and white, colour
More information: www.evensfoundation.be