Art Icon Award 2023
Image: HURT EARTH, 2021, Light projection, SEC Armadillo, Glasgow. Text: Vic Barrett, "Voices Leading the Next Generation on the Global Climate Crisis," US Congressional hearing, September 18, 2019
© 2021 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo: Adam Kendrick
Art Icon Award
Jenny Holzer was awarded the 2023 Art Icon Award. The award celebrates the work of an artist that has had a profound impact upon contemporary art. Jenny Holzer is a conceptual and installation artist whose work deploys text in public spaces across an array of media, including electronic signs, carved stone, paintings, billboards, and prints. Holzer invites public debate and illuminates social and political justice. Celebrated for her inimitable use of language, Holzer creates a powerful tension between the realms of feeling and knowledge, with a practice that encompasses individual and collective experiences of power, violence, joy, idealism, corruption, vulnerability, and tenderness.
2023 Crystal Award
Image: Maya Lin, The Bell Tower, 2013, Shantou University, Guangdong, China.
Photography: Courtesy Shantou University
ARCHITECTURE | ART
In art and architecture the 2023 Crystal Award went to the architect, activist and artist Maya Lin. Maya Lin has fashioned a remarkable interdisciplinary career through her highly acclaimed art and architectural works, showcasing sustainable design and emphasising a stronger connection to the land and nature. From her first public work, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, Lin has been committed to focusing attention on key issues of our time: women’s rights, civil rights, Native American history and the climate crisis.
Académie des beaux-arts
Image: Anne Démians, La Nef au cœur de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Paris, 2020, prospective.
© Architectures Anne Démians
Fauteuil IV Académie des beaux-arts
On Wednesday January 18, 2023, the architect Anne Démians was officially installed at the Académie des beaux-arts by her colleague Sebastião Salgado, member of the photography section. By taking the chair previously occupied by Roger Taillibert, she becomes the first woman in the architecture section. Graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles, Anne Démians created her first agency in 1995. Ten years later, she founded the Architectures Anne Démians agency, which designs and builds works of different types and destinations, supported by teams of architects extended to engineers and designers.
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Deutsche Bank's Artist of the Year 2023
Image: La Chola Poblete, Virgen del cerro, 2022, Virgenes Chola series.
Watercolor and ink on paper, 198 x 153 cm.
La Chola Poblete
Artist of the Year
La Chola Poblete has been named Deutsche Bank's Artist of the Year for 2023. Born in 1989 in Mendoza (Argentina), she is the fourteenth artist honored by the bank. The Argentinian critically examines the consequences of colonialism and white supremacy in her home country. In paintings, watercolors, sculptures, and performances, she reflects on her indigenous and queer roots and opposes the stereotyping and exoticization of indigenous peoples. As part of the award, La Chola Poblete will present her first solo exhibition in Europe at Berlin’s PalaisPopulaire in the fall of 2023.
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Révélation Art urbain 2022
Image: Nestor Nomakh, Anacadémie, 2022. © Nestor Nomakh
Révélation Art urbain
The Révélation Art urbain, in partnership with the Palais de Tokyo, was awarded to Nestor Nomakh. The jury rewarded committed work that asserts both a striking spirit, in direct contact with the public and political space, and an artistic approach open to a diversity of forms and operating methods, between radicalism and self-mockery. Nestor Nomakh will speak at the Palais de Tokyo and will receive a financial endowment. He will also benefit from a video portrait of Atelier A broadcast on arte.tv and on the ADAGP YouTube channel, as well as a presentation of his work at ADAGP.
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International Design Awards 2022
Image: Shangyu Museum, Zhejiang Province Institute of Architectural Design and Research, Shangyu District, Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China. Completion 2022. Photo by: Wang Dachou.
Shangyu Museum by Zhejiang
Architectural Design of the Year
Shangyu Museum by Zhejiang was named Architectural Design of the Year. Shangyu Museum is located in Shangyu City, Zhejiang Province, China. The shape of the building is like two superimposed cubes, which show special tension after twisting. Since ancient times, there have been many scholars in Shangyu. Starting from the cultural characteristics, the architectural design covers the outside of the glass with vertical columns that resemble book pages, forming a rhythm of contrast between the virtual and the real.