Media release 16.8.2018
ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art will be awarded for the 5th time on 29th September 2018 in Kuopio, Finland. The world’s only international award for Live Art is €30,000, making it one of the richest
cultural prizes in the arts.
In September, ANTI Festival presents a programme of online and live events dedicated to the Prize. Welcome to follow this rather adventurous process of mapping the most interesting live art of our time!
Previous winners are 2014 Cassils (Canada/USA), 2015 Willoh S. Weiland (Australia), 2016 Terike Haapoja (Finland) and 2017 Tania El Khoury (Lebanon).
Follow the Prize online
Interview with Jacques Rancière
This year, the international prize jury is chaired by one of the most significant and influential philosophers of our time, Jacques Rancière (France) – a thrilling addition to the 2018 jury, which is completed by the renowned artist Eisa Jocson (Philippines) and Lois Keidan (United Kingdom), co-founder of the
London Live Art Development Agency.
The jury gathered together in Paris in the end of May to discuss and evaluate the work of the shortlisted artists and make the decision on the 2018 winner. See the video highlights of the jury meeting.
We also present unique video material of Jacques Ranciére interviewed by art historian Riikka Stewen (Finland) in Paris. See the video interview where Rancière shares his visions of live art!
Liveartprize.com and short film
For the first time in the history of the Prize, we will announce the winner in an online event – through a short film! Visit the new platform for the announcement, shortlisted artists and jury: www.liveartprize.com
Shortlist weeks in ANTI’s social media channels
Starting from today, we dedicate ANTI Festival’s social media channels to the shortlisted artists, one week for each.
Four outstanding contemporary artists/collectives from across the globe are set to compete for the 2018 prize, they are: All The Queens Men (Australia), Nic Green (United Kingdom), Jeanne van Heeswijk (Netherlands) and Sonya Lindfors (Finland). The urgent contributions these celebrated artists make to cultural life share a fascination with the questions of our time, essaying ideas of inclusion, equality, community, diversity, feminism, power and blackness.
Live events at ANTI Festival and Helsinki
Tania El Khoury’s series of works
Tania El Khoury, the 2017 winner of the Prize, returns to Kuopio with a new work made for ANTI Festival,
and an international touring hit:
The Search for Power (premiere)
Friday 28th – Saturday 29th September
ANTI Festival, Kuopio, Finland
As Far As My Fingertips Take Me
Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th September
ANTI Festival, Kuopio, Finland
Artist Talk with 2018 Shortlisted, Helsinki
Thursday 27th September at 5 pm.
Publics (Sturenkatu Street 37-41 4B) Helsinki, Finland
Welcome to meet with the 2018 shortlisted artists! All The Queens Men (Australia), Nic Green (United Kingdom), Jeanne van Heeswijk (Netherlands) and Sonya Lindfors (Finland) will present their work and discuss with Publics’ artistic director Paul O’Neill and the audience.
The event is organised in collaboration with Publics.
Artist Talk with 2018 Shortlisted, Kuopio
Saturday 29th September at 2 pm.
Gallery Ars Libera (Suokatu Street 30) Kuopio, Finland
Welcome to meet with the 2018 shortlisted artists at ANTI Festival!
ANTI Prize Party, Kuopio
Saturday 29th September at 9 pm.
ANTI Festival, see details on our website
We announce the 2018 winner of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art in a video event that will be screened in a live event in Kuopio. At the same time, ANTI Prize Party is the festival club you don’t want to miss!
Featuring a show by a New York based singer, musician, writer and artist Joseph Keckler, hailed by the New York Times as ”major vocal talent whose range shatters the conventional boundaries”.
For more information
+358 50 305 2005
ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art is funded by the Finnish Saastamoinen Foundation.