ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art Ceremony on Friday 4th September 2015 at 6 pm. at Kuopio Music Centre (Kuopionlahdenkatu 23, Kuopio, Finland)!
ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art will be awarded for the second time during ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival in Kuopio in 1-6 September 2015. The six nominees for the award are Marilyn Arsem (US), Saara Hannula (FI), Myriam Lefkowitz (FR), Bob & Roberta Smith (UK), Voina Collective (RU) and Willoh S.Weiland (AU).
The 2015 winner of the Prize will be chosen by a three member jury: curator Tang Fu Kuen (TH), architect Sami Rintala (FI/NO) and director of Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Leevi Haapala (FI) as chair. Underling the award’s reputation Haapala says:
“Now in its second year this prize has quickly become a very important moment in the international arts calendar – it celebrates the vitality, intelligence and cultural agency of live art, in all of its many forms.”
The world’s only International Prize for Live Art is 30,000 euros, with the winning artist receiving a cash prize of 15,000 euros and the same amount in the form of a production grant for bringing a new work to the ANTI Festival in 2016. The prize is funded by the Saastamoinen Foundation.