Queen's Birthday Honours 2022
Image: Cornelia Parker, Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, 1991, Tate. Presented by the Patrons of
New Art (Special Purchase Fund) through the Tate Gallery Foundation 1995. © Cornelia Parker
Queen's Birthday Honours
The Queen of England revealed her 2022 Birthday Honours List, which includes news of members of all sectors of British society who have received special honors. Isaac Julien, a filmmaker whose work has explored intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class across the years, has become one of the few Black artists to be knighted by the Queen of England. Meanwhile, Cornelia Parker, a sculptor with a retrospective that just opened at Tate Britain, was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Royal Academy Architecture Prize 2022
Image: Renée Gailhoustet, La Maladrerie, Aubervilliers, 1975-1986. © Marc Pataut
Royal Academy Architecture Prize
French architect Renée Gailhoustet has been awarded the 2022 Royal Academy Architecture Award for her pioneering work designing public housing and neighborhoods in and around Paris. Born in Oran in French Algeria in 1929, she enrolled in École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris, gained her diploma in 1961, and founded her own firm in 1964. In 1962, while working at the firm of Roland Dubrulle, she began to work on the urban renewal of Ivry-sur-Seine, becoming the chief architect of the project in 1969. In addition to her numerous projects in suburban Paris, like Aubervilliers, Saint-Denis, and Villejuif, she also developed two urban renewal plans for Reunion Island.
2022 Käthe Kollwitz Prize
Image: Nan Goldin, Nan and Brian in bed, New York City, 1983, from the series
The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. Acquired in 1992. © Nan Goldin
Käthe Kollwitz Prize
Nan Goldin has been named the recipient of the 2022 Käthe Kollwitz Prize. The prestigious award, presented by the Berlin Academy of Arts, recognizes contemporary photographers who have made important contributions in their field. The photographer, filmmaker, and activist is being lauded for her intimate, pathbreaking work focused on the LQBTQ+ community. In an oeuvre spanning more than four decades, Goldin has examined issues of themes of gender, domesticity, and sexuality, typically through works comprising numerous photographs or slides, often with an audio component.
Queen Sonja Print Award 2022
Image: Yto Barrada, Untitled (Bonbon 5), 2017. C-type photogram.
25,4 x 20,3cm. Unique. Courtesy of the artist.
Queen Sonja Print Award
Yto Barrada (Moroccan, French, b.1971, Paris) studied history and political science at the Sorbonne and photography in New York. Her work, including photography, film, sculpture, prints and installations, began by exploring the peculiar situation of her hometown Tangier. Barrada was commended for her "continuous search for new forms of expressions, pushing the boundaries of her own practice and our understanding of printmaking and graphic art". The artist’s work is also "informed by postcolonial thought and socio-political concerns", say the judges.
Prix Niépce Gens d’images 2022
Image: Julien Magre, Elles veulent déjà s'enfuir, 2010 - 2012. © Julien Magre
Prix Niépce Gens d’images
Born in Boulogne-Billancourt in 1973, Julien Magre lives and works in Paris. He is a graduate of the École des Arts Décoratifs de Paris. His work is represented by the gallery Le Réverbère in Lyon since March 2017. Julien Magre is not looking for a spectacular image. He photographs his family, his wife, his children and some landscapes. In the corpus he submitted, entitled En vie, he poetically crystallizes these fragments of intimacy where joy, sadness and melancholy mingle.