Prix Pictet

Image: Sally Mann, "Blackwater 3", 2008 - 2012.
© Sally Mann/Prix Pictet/Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian.


Sally Mann

Prix Pictet

Photographer Sally Mann won the ninth cycle of the Prix Pictet, the global award in photography and sustainability, on the theme of ‘Fire’. For her series Blackwater, she explored the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia, a dangerous terrain slithering with snakes, predators, insects and heavy foliage, that many escaped slaves travelled through towards freedom. Sally Mann documented the vast fires and thick smoke that consumed the swap during her visit and which seemed to epitomise the great fire of racial strife in America. Sally Mann became known in the 1980s for her series about her own family. Since the end of the 1990s, she has explored the themes of nature, memory, identity and race through photographs of landscapes.

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CHANEL Next Prize

Image: Keiken in collaboration with Obso 1337, Ryan Vautier, Sakeema Crook + Khidja,
Wisdoms for Love 3.0, 2021, interactive game (still).
Multi-media site specific installation. Video, sound, water, fiberglass sculpture LED lights, game.
Thailand Biennale, Korat 2021 commission. © Courtesy of the artist.


CHANEL Next Prize

Chanel has named the inaugural winners of its CHANEL Next Prize, a new biennial award that the French label founded in March to support 10 international artists and creatives working across film, music, performance, and visual art. The prize was founded as part of a larger initiative termed the CHANEL Culture Fund, established earlier this year in the wake of the pandemic to expand the luxury label’s backing of the arts. The winners are: Jung Jae-il, Keiken, Lual Mayen, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Rungano Nyoni, Precious Okoyomon, Marie Schleef, Botis Seva, Wang Bing, Eduardo Williams.

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AIA Gold Medal 2022

Image: Brooks + Scarpa, Animo South Los Angeles Charter High School Los Angeles, CA, 2015.


Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa

Gold Medal

Partners in life and design, American architects Angela Brooks, FAIA (Fellow of the American Institute of Architects), and Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA, of Brooks + Scarpa have been awarded the 2022 AIA Gold Medal. They are known for their commitment to what the AIA called "a socially engaged approach to design". Their projects include The Six housing project, a low-cost housing development for displaced veterans, a store created for skincare brand Aesop with walls made from recycled cardboard tubing, a high school wrapped in yellow anodised-aluminium panels that was reconstructed after a fire, and a set of modular units designed as toolkits to construct homeless shelters called Nest.

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Liberty Art Award

Image: Laura Miravet, "Barbero y Culebra" (Barber and Snake), Caracas, 2018.
Film, 35mm, print on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta 325g/m2, 30 x 45 cm. © Laura Miravet


Laura Miravet

Liberty Art Award

The Liberty Art Award was launched in 2020 by the CADAF Online digital art fair in association with Liberty Specialty Markets (a subsidiary of the Liberty Mutual insurance group) to celebrate emerging photography. Around the theme of ‘risk’ it rewarded the Spanish photographer Laura Miravet for her film photography "Barbero y Culebra" (Barber and Snake). Taken in 2018 in the La Cota 905 district of Caracas, "Barbero y Culebra" is part of "Barberos Calle" (Street Barbers), a documentary series created between 2018 and 2021 that explores the similarities found in popular barbershops in Barcelona, Caracas and Paris, three cities in which Laura Miravet lived.

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Wood Awards 2021

Image: Níall McLaughlin Architects, Magdalene College Library, Cambridge.


Magdalene College Library

Gold Award

The Wood Awards recognises six buildings and two products as the year’s best structures made out of timber. The Gold Award went to the Magdalene College Library in Cambridge by Níall McLaughlin Architects. Magdalene College Library is an arrangement of simple brick volumes with timber windows and pitched roofs echoing the gabled architecture of the existing college. From columns to floor beams, shelves, window frames and desks, timber is omnipresent in this architecture project by Níall McLaughlin Architects.

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Art Dream Fund

Image: WMD Studio, Infinite Falling, 2021. Digital animation (still). © Courtesy of the artist.


WMD Studio

Grand Prize

The APENFT Foundation and TRON announced the winners of Art Dream Fund's open call for artworks exploring the theme ‘Second Life’. WMD Studio was awarded the Grand Prize for their submission Infinite Falling (2021). The award-winning works will be displayed in an offline exhibition and in the virtual APENFT Art Museum in virtual world Cryptovoxels in January 2022. The Art Dream Fund was established to bring new voices to the art market. In addition to the prize money, the award-winning artists will have access to online workshops on NFT technology and the NFT art market. APENFT will partner with LiveArt to mint NFTs of their artworks.

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Han Nefkens Foundation – Loop Barcelona

Video Art Production Grant 2021

Image: Timoteus Anggawan Kusno, Shades of The Unseen, 2020, Gwangju.
Commission artwork, 13th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea.
© Courtesy of Gwangju Biennale and Mie Cornoedus.


Timoteus Anggawan Kusno

Han Nefkens Foundation – Loop Barcelona

Video Art Production Grant

Indonesian artist Timoteus Anggawan Kusno is the winner of the Han Nefkens Foundation - Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Grant 2021. Timoteus Anggawan Kusno is an artist who composes and presents his works in various mediums, including installations, drawings, moving-images and institutional projects. He renders narratives that stretch in the liminality of fiction and history, imagination and memory. Kusno draws questions on the coloniality of power and what is left unseen.

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Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2021

Image: Alexis Blake, rock to jolt stagger to ash, 2021.
Performance, exhibition room with architectural intervention, dimmed lights, smell, tabloid publication.
© Daniel Nicolas


Alexis Blake

Prix de Rome Visual Arts

Alexis Blake received the Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2021 awarded once every two years to a visual artist in the Netherlands. She received the award for her new performance rock to jolt [ ] stagger to ash. The artist immersed herself in lamentation as an expression of mourning, a topical subject, for the pandemic has caused people to suffer great losses. She studied the lament from a feminist perspective as a means of protest and studied various periods in history, for forms and customs leading to physical expression. The jury was impressed by the performance, worked out to the smallest detail, moving and memorable.

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