Magazine article Screen International

Ben Rivers Wins the Second EYE Art & Film Prize

Magazine article Screen International

Ben Rivers Wins the Second EYE Art & Film Prize

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Ben Rivers has been named as the second winner of the EYE Art & Film Prize at a ceremony in Amsterdam's EYE Filmmuseum

The London-based artist and filmmaker, whose work includes A Spell to Ward Offthe Darkness, received the $35,000 (£25,000) prize to fund the making of new work.

In 2018, EYE will present an exhibition of the first three prize winners' work in Amsterdam.

The prize, created by the Dutch film museum EYE and the Paddy & Joan Leigh Fermor Arts Fund, aims to support and promote an artist or filmmaker whose work has contributed to the developments in the field between art and film in a remarkable manner.

Rivers was chosen from a shortlist presented to the jury by an international advisory board and the selection was made on the basis of the recipient's body of work. …

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