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London-based artist Juliette Losq was chosen from a shortlist of 41 artists and designers, with prizes for second and best work by a student also awarded.
The museum near Cardiff was hailed as “one of the most welcoming and engaging museums anywhere in the UK” by Art Fund director and chair of judges Stephen Deuchar.
The second year of the Film London programme will support the artists over 12 months and hopes to nurture a new generation of moving-image artists.
Arts Council England has published its draft strategy for 2020-2030 and is inviting responses from individuals and organisations through an online consultation and series of workshops across England.
This week’s recommended shows include a major festival of international sculpture across four venues in Yorkshire, an exhibition in Manchester of work by 17 artists inspired by a 1932 mass trespass, and in London a powerful painting show by three generation-spanning black female artists.
Japanese artist Genta Ishizuka wins the €50,000 prize while two UK-based artists receive special mentions.
The announcement of this year’s winner follows an open letter from the artist and 2019 judge Gary Hume calling on the National Portrait Gallery to cut its ties with sponsor BP.
The London-based artist works with large-scale sculptural forms to explore ‘the process and physicality of construction’.
The Swiss-Icelandic artist’s Barca Nostra (Our Boat) exhibit at the Arsenale consists of the wreck of a fishing boat that sank in the Mediterranean in 2015 with hundreds of migrants on board.
At an awards presentation in Venice Lithuania won the prize for best national presentation while Jafa was voted the best participant in the Ralph Rugoff-curated exhibition, ‘May You Live In Interesting Times’. The award for promising young artist went to Haris Epaminonda.
The Cardiff artist fills the rooms of Santa Maria Ausiliatrice with his exhibition ‘Undo Things Done’, combining a sculptural installation with film, prints, Welsh quilts and a daily live radio play featuring his mum.
The Irish artist has created an installation of four works that create a physically imposing environment at the Arsenale.