Die Preisträger 12.13
Santurce | Puerto Rico 1966
Detour #21, 2012
Oil, enamel and acrylic paint on canvas, plastics, acetate, plexiglass, adhesive tape | 175x170 cm
'The interplay of absence, presence, focus and distorted images, exterior and interior, surface and structure points to the notion of concealing and then revealing what is already open to view.'
Motivation: The winner of the Painting section is Ivelisse Jimenez, a Puerto Rican artist, because her work suggests a new idea of painting that transcends the limits of canvas, in order to merge with other dimensions of contemporary art.
Photographic Art Prize
London | United Kingdom 1966
Boy #1 from series Boys in a City Park, © Richard Ansett / IZOLYAT SIA, 2011
Digital exposure to archival chromogenic paper | 101,6x72,6 cm
'Trauma does not always bear obvious markers and should not be perceived in terms of a dysfunction.
Fragility and trauma are inextricably linked – the former reflects
the beauty of a human spirit, while the latter is both the price and the
Richard Ansett is the
winner of the Photography section for the interesting iconographical
composition, rich in symbolical references and for the skillful use of
light in the photographic medium.
Ruse | Bulgaria 1974
The Last Gun, 2012
12Ga. shotgun, salvaged industrial scrap | 120x250x25 cm
'Pneumatically driven chromatic scale flute, programmed to graphically chart and musically depict the rise and fall of U.S.A. annual arms exports. A rise in exports triggers the flute to play a somber melody and a drop triggers it to play a celebratory melody.'
The Jury has awarded the Sculpture Prize to Costantine Zlatev because he tackles the current issue of the weapon market in a highly interesting manner and for the fine execution of the work, which features different layers and allows for various interpretations.
Virtual Art Prize
Jerusalem | Israel 1973
I here project, 1995
Flash / html 5 | Variable size
'"I here project" is an endless self-portrait. Located in an
unknown time and space, the work is made out of individual self
portraits in every possible medium. Since its creation, "i here" has
reached hearts all over the world.'
Nirit Zer's work
shows an interesting research on the concept of identity, a research
that becomes even more interesting if applied to the virtual dimension,
where this concept undergoes a necessary reinterpretation and
Video Art and Animation Prize and Performance
La Habana | Cuba 1989
Prodigal Son, 2010
Performance, video, documentation | 10'
performance has been awarded for the intensity with which he tackles the
issue of memory, of the father-son relationship and for the particular
Cuban political situation.
FINALIST ARTISTS EXHIBITION | ARSENALE, 16-31 MARCH 2013