Eyes on Talents Award x ECAL 2022
Image: The Black Sheep of the Wool Industry by ECAL/Carolin Schelkle.
Eyes on Talents Award x ECAL
Carolin Schelkle, graduate from ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, won the Eyes on Talents Award x ECAL for her project The Black Sheep of the Wool Industry. The Black Sheep of the Wool Industryis a research project investigating the possibilities of European waste-wool by exploring a new production process: automatic felting. The resulting jacket illustrates the potential of this technology and takes advantage of the natural properties of wool, turning it from a burden into a valued raw material.
Image: Aligna by ECAL/Raphaela Haefliger.
Eyes on Talents Award x ECAL
Raphaela Haefliger, graduate from ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, won the Eyes on Talents Award x ECAL for her project Aligna. Aligna is developed to improve the standards of typesetting on contemporary web browsers. The variable typeface offers a combined axis drawn to fill up the white space without recognising it. By maintaining control over the two extreme points, the trade-off between the loss of qualitative typesetting and the distortion of the character can be avoided. Regardless of its width, the typeface will sustain the typographical grey. Aligna can be combined with an algorithm that distributes the existing white space on a line.
Prix du Jeudi des Beaux-Arts 2022
Image: Jules Goliath, Fragmentale (intramuros), 2021. 96 concrete cells, 300×350×20 cm.
© Florentine Charron
Prix du Jeudi des Beaux-Arts
Jules Goliath won the Prix du Jeudi des Beaux-Arts 2022. He was exhibited at the Galerie Arcanes during the summer in the context of the exhibition À première vue. Jules Goliath uses concrete to question, among other things, the durability and apprehension of our disappearances. Since 2020, the Beaux-Arts de Paris and galleries in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district have joined forces every summer to invite recently graduated artists to exhibit in their spaces. For the first time, the Jeudi des Beaux-Arts association has chosen to award a prize intended to encourage an artist selected by an independent jury.
2022 Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi Awards
Image: Tame Iti, I Will Not Speak Māori.
Burr/Tatham Trust Award
Activist artist Tame Iti was named among the New Zealand Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi 2022 Laureates. A campaigner for Maori rights and the rights of his tribe Ngāi Tūhoe since the 1970s, Tame Iti has traversed boundaries of disciplines, genres and activities to tell indigenous stories. For his project I will Not Speak Māori Iti wrote the titular phrase, a reference to his punishment for speaking the language at school, before defiantly crossing out the 'not'. The other 2022 Laureates include the four-person Mata Aho Collective, Dr Maureen Lander, Areta Wilkinson, Hone Kouka, Paula Morris, and fa'afafine artist and fashion designer Lindah Lepou, who took away the inaugural Toi Kō Iriiri Queer Laureate Award.
2022 Prince Claus Impact Awards
Image: Hassan Darsi, Le Projet de la Maquette, 2002 - 2003. © Hassan Darsi
Photo credit: © Visual provided by the artist
Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara
Prince Claus Impact Awards
Cuban artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, Moroccan artist Hassan Darsi and Egyptian architect May al-Ibrashy are the first recipients of the Prince Claus Impact Awards in the fields of visual art, performance and architecture. Otero Alcántara, one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2021 and advocate for artistic freedom in Cuba, was sentenced to five years in prison in June by a court in Havana. Hassan Darsi's work promotes critical thinking on public spaces and citizenship by engaging the general Moroccan public through his exhibitions. May al-Ibrashy is an architect whose work centres on community engagement through heritage conservation, rehabilitation, preservation, and re-signification.
2022 Southern Prize
Image: Hannah Chalew, Flotant, 2020. Metal, sugarcane, disposable plastic waste, soil, living plants,
iron oak gall ink, ink made from shells. 76 x 48 x 34" inches. Courtesy the artist and South Arts.
South Arts announced New Orleans-based artist Hannah Chalew the winner of the 2022 Southern Prize. The prize is dedicated to artists making work in the southeast of the United States, far from major art centres LA and NYC. Inspired by the idea of the Anthropocene, in which human actions are a major driver of geological change, Hannah Chalew creates drawings using ink made from oak apples and shells, and sculptures that incorporate plastic waste, sugarcane, and live plants.
Prix ArtContest 2022
Image: Paulius Šliaupa, The monk, 2021. 4K video, 12:15, 16:9, Dolby 5.1.
Paulius Šliaupa is a Lithuanian artist born in 1990 in Vilnius and currently based in Brussels, Belgium. He is the winner of the Premier prix of the Prix ArtContest 2022. Created in 2005, ArtContest is an annual contemporary art competition for young Belgian artists or artists residing in Belgium. His work comes from natural phenomena. Paulius Šliaupa observes natural fragments: water flow, reflections, shimmer, snow shine and is particularly interested in light experiences.