Magazine article Art Monthly

Prizes

Magazine article Art Monthly

Prizes

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The Swiss video and installation artist Pipilotti Rist (who will be interviewed by Michael Bracewell at Tate Modern as part of Art Monthly's Talking Art event in June--see our website for more details) has been awarded the biannual Joan Miro Prize, organised by the Joan Miro Foundation in Barcelona and sponsored by the Fundacio Caixa Girona. This is the second instalment of the [euro] 70,000 prize, which was first awarded to Olafur Eliasson in 2007, and will see Rist present exhibitions at both of the organising institutions. The artist, displaying her usual buoyant good humour and quirky charm, declared: 'I dedicate this prize to all the people who take care of others for free, to all the good teachers and to the people who give smiles to strangers on the street and in the trains.' www.pipilottirist.net

UK photographer Paul Graham has won the 2009 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize, collecting 30,000 [pounds sterling] at The Photographers' Gallery in London where the event's exhibition was on display.

Scottish sculptor Michael Visocchi has won the 2009 Jerwood Sculpture Prize. His proposal Yield--a column of two stacked electricity pylons, with the upper pylon inverted--has received the 25,000 [pounds sterling] commission and will be installed at the Jerwood Sculpture Park in Warwickshire early in 2010. www.jerwoodvisualarts.org

Manon de Boer, the Indian-born, Belgium-based artist, has won the major prize at the Videonale in Bonn (see Artnotes AM325). The artist was awarded [euro] 5,000 for Attica, a film that combined scores by the American composer Frederic Rzewski with a narrative drawn from the letters of Sam Melville, the anti-Vietnam War protestor who bombed several government buildings in New York and was killed by guards during riots at the Attica Correctional Facility in 1971. …

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