Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir nominated for the GFAA awards
The exhibition of Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir, Borders, that was installed at Grant Park downtown Chicago earlier this year, has been nominated as one of the twenty-five best exhibitions produced around the world during the past year, selected by a prestigious jury of art professionals as finalists for the five GFAA awards to be revealed on Monday, December, 1 2014 in Miami, FL.
Highlights from nominees include: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; LACMA and Getty Museum in LA; Le Petit Palais in Paris and Louvre-Lens; Seattle, Indianapolis, Boston and Philadelphia Museums of Art; The National Gallery, London and London’s Arts Council, the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy and the Brouq Natural Reserve in Qatar.
This award program features some of the most innovative and important exhibitions across the globe, and includes several massive period shows, like “Paris 1900: The City of Entertainment” and the “Treasures… from the Korean Joseon 500-year Dynasty.”
The GFAA Jury also recognizes many solo-artist shows of the most renowned artists spanning the history of time. Artists whose works are among the finalists range from contemporary artists Vik Muniz, Kara Walker, Xu Bing, Steinunn Thorarinsdottir, Jaume Plensa, David Hockney, Mira Schendel and Robert Indiana, to masters Caravaggio, Canaletto and El Greco.
Interview with Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir after the opening of Borders at Grant Park
The Youniversal Award
While the Jury deliberation process continues to choose the winners in each of the five categories, the public will vote for their favorite exhibition on the GFAA website. The Youniversal Award is the sixth and final award in the GFAA program, and will also be unveiled in Miami on December 1, 2014 at the live ceremony event.
Online voting starts today and continues through November 15, 2014. Everyone can vote once a day for their favorite exhibition, from among more than sixty nominees.
The finalists, their respective museum or organizer, and location – listed by award category, are:
Contemporary and Post War Art
Mira Schendel, Tate Modern, London, England
Aujourd’hui le monde est mort: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Vik Muniz: Closer to the Image, MAC Lima, Peru
Permission to be Global/Practicas Globales: Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Museum of Fine Art, Boston
The Essential Robert Indiana, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
Other Primary Structures, Jewish Museum, NYC
David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition, de Young/Fine Art Museums, San Francisco
Impressionist and Modern Art
Paris 1900: The City of Entertainment , Petit Palais, Paris, France
Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C./Metropolitan Museum, NYC
The Scandalous Art of James Ensor, Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Italian Futurism 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC
Renaissance, Baroque, Old Masters and Dynasties
Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance, National Gallery, London, England
Caravaggio to Canaletto, The Glory of Italian Baroque and Rococo Painting, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
Pontormo e Rosso Fiorentino, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
El Greco’s Library, Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain
Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910, Philadelphia Museum of Art/National Museum of Korea, Philadelphia
The Etruscans and the Mediterranean: the City of Cervetery, Musee du Louvre Lens, Lens France
Pompeii: Life on the Volcano, Kunstalle, Munich, Germany
Lost Kingdoms, Metropolitan Museum, NYC
Public or Outdoor Installation or Exhibition
Uncommon Ground, Arts Council Collection / Southbank Centre, London, England
Rachel Feinstein, Madison Square Park/Marianne Boesky Gallery, NYC
Borders by Steinunn Thorarinsdottir, Grant Park, Chicago
Kara Walker: A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby, Creative Time/Domino Sugar Factory, NYC
Phoenix by Xu Bing, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC
Echo by Jaume Plensa, Seattle Art Museum grounds, Seattle
About the GFAA Program:
The GFAA program honors innovation in design, historical context, educational value, and public appeal. The program will be instrumental to develop interest and passion for fine art, and further its educational role in society.
This award program recognizes and rewards the best fine art exhibitions and installations of the past year (Aug 1, 2013 – Jul 31, 2014). Five awards are juried, and a sixth award, “Youniversal,” is determined by public voting. The program consists of a digital platform, with social media and website (http://www.globalfineartawards.org), and a live award ceremony to take place in Miami on Monday, December 1, 2014.
As part of its educational mission, the GFAA program is partnering with a global children’s art charity, the International Child Art Foundation (ICAF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves children in over 80 countries. The partnership will further promote the shared ideals of art, creativity and peace. A portion of net proceeds will directly benefit the ICAF programs.
The GFAA program assembled the best and brightest professionals with unequaled passion for fine art, to create a dynamic and sustainable program.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Judy Holm, Founder and Co-Producer GFAA
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