Finalists Announced for the 2017 Absolut Art Award

Absolut is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2017 Absolut Art Award for Art Work and Art Writing. The 2017 Jury – led by Jury President Daniel Birnbaum, Director of Moderna Museet, Stockholm – selected a shortlist of six artists and five art writers for the Art Work and Art Writing categories respectively, from a total of 49 nominated artists and art writers.

Each of the finalists will prepare a proposal for an art work, project or art publication unencumbered by commercial restraints for consideration by the distinguished 2017 Jury. Winners in each category will be announced on 12 May 2017 during the Vernissage of La Biennale di Venezia – 57th International Art Exhibition, followed by an award ceremony in September 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden to honour the winners.

2017 Absolut Art Award Finalists:

Art Work  
   Simon Denny New Zealand
   Anne Imhof Germany
   Shahryar Nashat Switzerland
   Cameron Rowland USA
   Anicka Yi USA
   Samson Young China
Art Writing  
   Huey Copeland USA
   Johanna Fateman USA
   Orit Gat Israel
   Isabelle Graw Germany
   Shanay Jhaveri USA


Sitting alongside the 2017 Absolut Art Award for Art Work and Art Writing will be the Emerging Artist Award, a new strand of the Absolut Art Award for 2017. Individuals under the age of 40 who have collaborated with the brand creatively from January 2015 to February 2017 are eligible to be nominated by their local Absolut teams. The winner of the Emerging Artist Award will be selected directly from a list of nominees by the 2017 Jury, and announced with the winners of the Absolut Art Award for Art Work and Art Writing in Venice in May.

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