Biennale Arte 2024

Image: Anna Maria Maiolino, Indo e Vindo (Coming & Going), installation view, Biennale Arte, 2024. Photo: Stefan Altenburger. Nil Yalter, Topak Ev (1973), Exile is a Hard Job (1977–2024), installation view, Biennale Arte, 2024. Photo: Matteo de Mayda.


Anna Maria Maiolino

Nil Yalter

Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

The Italian-born Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino and the Paris-based Turkish artist Nil Yalter are the recipients of the Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement of the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia - Stranieri Ovunque - Foreigners Everywhere. Anna Maria Maiolino's site- specific installation Indo e Vindo (2024) is part of the series Terra Modelada (1993–2024). Her focus on the notion of "modelled earth" connects the construction of form to manual labour and highlights the natural cycle of the clay. Nil Yalter presents two iconic works dealing with the theme of migration, Topak Ev (1973) which refers to the tents made by the nomadic Bektik community in Central Anatolia and Exile is a Hard Job (1977–2024), named using the words of Turkish poet Nâzim Hikmet.

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EDIDA 2024

Image: Dimorestudio, Trattoria del Ciumbia, Milan, Italy, 2023. Photo: Paola Pansini



Interior Designer of the Year

The winners of the ELLE DECO International Design Awards 2024 have been announced. Dimorestudio was named Interior Designer of the Year. Design duo Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran glean inspiration from art, fashion, music and film, shying away from trends. Their emotively poetic interiors, which flaunt an abundance of velvets and fine fabrics, give decadent nostalgia a contemporary twist.

Image: Objects of Common Interest, Diskoi, 2023. Side tale, coffee table, acrylic resin. Photo: Filippo Pincolini


Objects of Common Interest

Designer of the Year

Objects of Common Interest was named Designer of the Year at the EDIDA 2024. Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis, based in New York and Athens, are the duo behind Objects of Common Interest working within the realm of art and design and architecture, specializing in projects from objects and installations to interactive immersive environments and interior spaces. The studio’s creations focus on materiality, concept and tangible spatial experiences, reflecting the synthesis of Greek and New York influences.

Image: Laurids Gallée, Pool Light 04, 2024. Resin, aluminium, 24V led, transformer plus housing. Dimensions: 105 x 11 x 22 cm.


Laurids Gallée

Young Design Talent

Laurids Gallée was named Young Design Talent at the EDIDA 2024. Laurids Gallée, Rotterdam-based Austrian designer, has merged traditional and modern design elements since his 2015 graduation from the Design Academy Eindhoven, creating a unique style through innovative uses of materials and craftsmanship. Gallée's design philosophy harmoniously blends traditional and folkloric elements with modern materiality, resulting in a distinctive style that bridges classic and contemporary design.

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2024 World Press Photo

Image: Mohammed Salem, Palestine, Reuters, A Palestinian Woman Embraces the Body of Her Niece, 17 October, 2023, Nasser Hospital, Gaza.


Mohammed Salem

World Press Photo of the Year

The World Press Photo of the Year for 2024 was awarded to a photo taken by Mohammed Salem in Gaza. The photographer describes this photo as a "powerful and sad moment that sums up the broader sense of what was happening in the Gaza Strip". It shows Inas Abu Maamar (36) cradling the body of her niece Saly (5) who was killed, along with her mother and sister, when an Israeli missile struck their home, in Khan Younis, Gaza. The jury commented on how the image was composed with care and respect, offering at once a metaphorical and literal glimpse into unimaginable loss. The jury also noted that this photographer was awarded for the same topic over a decade ago.

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ACC Future Prize 2024

Image: Ayoung Kim, still, Delivery Dancer’s Sphere, 2022, South Korea. Courtesy of the artist


Ayoung Kim

ACC Future Prize

Ayoung Kim is the inaugural winner of the ACC Future Prize 2024, organized by South Korea’s National Asian Culture Center. In her multifaceted practice, Ayoung Kim synthesizes the outcomes of far-reaching speculation, establishing connections between biopolitics and border controls, the memories of stones and virtual memories, and ancestral origins and imminent futures. These narratives take the forms of video, moving image, VR, game simulation, sonic fiction, diagrams and texts that the artist presents as exhibitions, screenings, performances and publications.

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Moving Image Commission 2024

Image: Minia Biabiany, installation view, musa nuit, solo show, La Verrière, Fondation d'entreprise Hermès, Brussels, 2020. Photo: Isabelle Arthuis


Minia Biabiany

Moving Image Commission

Minia Biabiany is the recepient of the Han Nefkens Foundation, MACBA, Barcelona; MUAC, UNAM, Mexico City and The Bass Moving Image Commission 2024. In her practice Minia Biabiany observes how the perception of the body is entangled with the perception of space, land and History. Mainly in installations and videos, she nods to the gestures of weaving by creating poetical and political narratives linked with self-understanding and healing. She explores the possibility of an enunciation out of the dominant colonial storytelling, particularly in the context of Guadeloupe, looking at the consequences of the French assimilation in the relations between the people the land and the plants.

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2024 Sony World Photography Awards

Image: © Juliette Pavy, France, Photographer of the Year, Professional competition, Documentary Projects, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards


Juliette Pavy

Photographer of the Year

Juliette Pavy was awarded this year’s Photographer of the Year title for her series Spiralkampagnen: Forced Contraception and Unintended Sterilisation of Greenlandic Women. Commenting on her victory, Juliette Pavy said: "Thank you very much for this award for my work on the forced sterilization of Greenlandic women. I hope to give a voice to those who were silenced for almost half a century. By documenting this story, I also hope to raise awareness of the violence against Inuit women and the social and psychological repercussions of forced sterilization."

Image: © Kathleen Orlinsky, United States, Winner, Sustainability Prize, Wildlife & Nature, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards


Kathleen Orlinsky

Sustainability Prize

Kathleen Orlinsky is the winner of this year's Sustainability Prize for her series about America's first wilderness. The Gila Wilderness spans 2,250 square kilometres of rugged country in southern New Mexico, USA. In 1924, the Forest Service designated it the world’s first wilderness area. This milestone of American conservation largely came about thanks to a young forester called Aldo Leopold, who saw the wilderness as a place to be protected both for and from humans. However, the Gila has always been inhabited by people, from Mogollon cliff dwellers thousands of years ago to the more recent Chiricahua Apache, who lived in the region for centuries before they were forced onto reservations.

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