Shortlist LIVE! Publication is a bilingual essay publication focusing on Live Art. It presents the annual nominees for the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art and strengthens the offer of art essays in Finland, and globally.
In 2022, the nominees are Zinzi Minott (UK), Latai Taumoepeau (TO/AU), Liz Rosenfeld (US/DE) and River Lin (TW).
The nominated artists have suggested the authors for the essays themselves. The texts show how diverse group of artists is presented in Shortlist LIVE!, but also how the idea of an artist essay can be approached in many different ways.
Some writers have worked with the artists who they are writing about in their essays, and the reader gets to experience the unique sharpness and warmth generated by the familiarity between the writer and the subject.
Shortlist LIVE! #4 publication is edited by Heidi Backström and designed by Tomi Leppänen. The translations are by Essi Brunberg and Minna Kortesmaa.