Louvre Abu Dhabi Launches $50,000 Prize to Highlight Rising Artists
The Louvre Abu Dhabi, in partnership with the watch model Richard Mille, is launching a brand new annual exhibition to highlight the work of rising artists who may even obtain $50,000.
The brand new exhibition sequence, titled “Louvre Abu Dhabi Artwork Right here,” will likely be performed through an open-call course of for modern artists working in any media to submit proposals to point out work within the museum’s Discussion board house. A global jury will then select 4 to 6 artists to point out within the exhibitions, and from these proposals, one winner will likely be chosen to obtain the Richard Mille Artwork Prize. The primary winner will likely be introduced in November after an inaugural version to be titled “Reminiscence, Time and Territory.” The open name asks artists “to replicate on the nation’s legacy as a territory the place questions of previous, current, and future mix and overlap,” in response to a press launch. The primary exhibition within the sequence will likely be open solely to artists based mostly within the United Arab Emirates and Emirati artists dwelling overseas. (Future editions will likely be open to artists from throughout.) Proposals will likely be accepted till August 31.
In an announcement, HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of the Division of Tradition and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, stated that the brand new prize “is the most recent reminder that Abu Dhabi is accelerating its assist and promotion of native inventive expertise, whereas concurrently cementing its place as a horny and provoking vacation spot for world creatives.”
Richard Mille has dedicated to fund the money prize for the primary 10 years. In an announcement, Peter Harrison, the corporate’s CEO, stated, “As an avid artwork collector, I’ve lengthy been impressed by the visionary views dropped at gentle by modern artists. … The Richard Mille Artwork Prize will redefine the benchmarks of up to date creativity, with a objective to supply distinctive artists the chance to create a brand new dimension of their potential.”
Louvre Abu Dhabi director Manuel Rabaté stated in an announcement, “We intention to supply these artists with a extremely seen platform from which to return collectively and showcase their work to each our group and the worldwide viewers. This initiative additionally represents a decisive step ahead by Louvre Abu Dhabi into the sector of up to date artwork, as we additional develop on our mission to shine a lightweight on the cultural connections which unite us all.”