exhibitions

2013 Visible Award

  • The Jury as a Public Event
  • 14-12-13

Manifestatie

On 14 December the Van Abbemuseum will host the second edition of the Visible Award. The attendees of this event will be part of the prestigious jury, as they decide together who will win the 2013 Visible Award. On occasion of its second edition, the Visible Award evolves it project and seeks an innovative approach that passes through a more transparent methodology around its jury session which takes form during a public event at the museum. The jury session will not only be a confrontation between experts, in order to select an exemplary socially engaged art project, but rather a moment for sharing knowledge and collective learning, that in the process of assessing the winning project will hopefully create an opportunity to put at work the vast network of professionals existing around the Visible project. The prestigious, interdisciplinary jury, chaired by Charles Esche, will gather a together in order to assess the merits of the 10 shortlisted projects and select the winner of the 2013 Visible Award. Next to the five invited jury members, the audience of the event represents the sixth member of the jury and will be able to put in a public vote. The ten projects that will be assessed, have been shortlisted among a list of 34 art projects nominated by the 2013 Visible advisory board and the 48 projects received, for the first time, through an open call. The ten shortlisted projects are: Sammy Baloji, Kumbuka (Congo); Beta Local, From-Tool-to-Tool! (Puerto Rico); Mabe Bethonico, Museum of Public Concerns (Brazil); Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center, One Dollar (Cambodia); Beatrice Catanzaro, Bait Al Karama, (Palestina); Fernando García-Dory, Paese Nuovo / New Country - Borgate (Italy); Inkanyiso (Zanele Muholi), Oui Twenty/20 (South Africa); Ahmet Ögüt, The Silent University (Turkey); The Propeller Group, Christ the King of Bling (Vietnam); Ruangrupa, The Gerobak Bioskop (Cinema Cart) Network (Indonesia). The invited members of the jury are: Tania Bruguera (artist, New York), Joseph Grima (architect, writer, former editor of Domus, Milan), Jeanne Van Heeswijk (artist, Rotterdam), Koyo Kouho (curator, artistic Director of Raw Material Company, Dakar), Nikos Papastergiadis (contemporary social-cultural studies professor, Sydney), and Michelangelo Pistoletto (artist, artistic director of Cittadellarte, Biella)

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