Heli Rekula and Stein Rønning part of Carnegie Art Award at Stenersen
Heli Rekula and Stein Rønning are part of the The Carnegie Art Award 2012 exhibition that opens at the Stenersen Museum in Oslo 17 November 2011.
Rekula and Rønning were shortlisted for The Carnegie Art Award
in May of 2011 together with 15 other artists. The prizes will be
awarded at the opening of Carnegie Art Award 2012 at the Stenersen
Museum at Munkedamsveien 15 in Oslo on 17 November
The exhibition opens Friday 18 November 2011 and is on display until 29 January 2012. Heli Rekula is professor at Subject Area Photography. Svein Rønning is Adjunct Professor at Dept of Spesialised Art.
The Finnish artist Heikki Marila won the Carnegie Art Award 2012 first prize of one million Swedish kronor, making it one of the world's largest art awards.
Heli Rekula's works in the Exhibition
Rekula's works for this exhibition features portraits of a woman whose face is hidden by a greasy stain that appears to be smeared on the camera lens. The smear shows the portrayed person drawing the contours of a head, covered by an abstract grid, an act that distances us from the objectification of the photograph.
Heli Rekula. Untitled (in between, diptych) 2011. 40 x 30 cm; 40 x 30 cm. C-print, diasec
Rønning's works for this exhibition
Rønning presents a selection of works from a series of photos of abstract geometric, sculptural still-lifes.
About the Carnegie Art Award
Carnegie Art Award aims to promote Nordic contemporary painting and to recognise and support distinguished artists born or living in the Nordic countries. The event initiated in 1998 consists of an exhibition which tours the Nordic countries, a book presenting the participating artists and their works, and awards to three of the artists for their works of SEK 1,000,000, SEK 600,000 and SEK 400,000, as well as a scholarship of SEK 100,000 to a young artist. The works nominated for the award have to be produced during the last two years, to capture the current state of Nordic contemporary painting.
A jury consisting of eminent experts selects the works of art to be part of the exhibition. The jury members make the choices solely from the works that have been submitted. They do not pay attention to nationality or gender or to earlier production of the applying artists. The jury also appoints the award winners, based on the works of art in the exhibition.
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