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Leiko Ikemura Nominated for the Prix Guerlain 2018

THE Galerie Karsten Greve has announced Leiko Ikemura as a nominee for the Prix Guerlain 2018. The artist, originally from Japan, has been represented by the gallery since 1993. The award, now the highest honour in France for contemporary drawing, was created in 2007 by Florence and Daniel Guerlain.

LEIKO IKEMURA @ PRIX GUERLAIN 2018Self by Leiko Ikemura (2008)  ©Studio Leiko Ikmeura, Courtesy Galerie Karsten Greve Köln, Paris, St. Moritz

LEIKO IKEMURA @ PRIX GUERLAIN 2018

Dancing Trees 15 by Leiko Ikemura (2017) ©Studio Leiko Ikmeura, Courtesy Galerie Karsten Greve Köln, Paris, St. Moritz

LEIKO IKEMURA @ PRIX GUERLAIN 2018

Dancing Trees 44 by Leiko Ikemura (2017) ©Studio Leiko Ikmeura, Courtesy Galerie Karsten Greve Köln, Paris, St. Moritz

LEIKO IKEMURA @ PRIX GUERLAIN 2018Dancing Trees 6 by Leiko Ikemura (2017) ©Studio Leiko Ikmeura, Courtesy Galerie Karsten Greve Köln, Paris, St. Moritz

LEIKO IKEMURA @ PRIX GUERLAIN 2018

Monte Madre by Leiko Ikemura (2016) ©Studio Leiko Ikmeura, Courtesy Galerie Karsten Greve Köln, Paris, St. Moritz

 

Leiko Ikemura’s work, comprising of more than 30 pastel and watercolour pieces, shall be displayed in an exhibition organised by the Guerlain Foundation.  This exhibition shall assemble the work of the two other nominees for the award, during during the Salon du Dessin held at Palais Brongiart.

by Daisy Sewell  

The winning artist will be announced on Thursday, March 22, as part of the Salon.

The Salon du Dessin opens on March 21 and  is on until March 26, 2018 at Palais Brongniart.

Cathy Wilkes Wins the Maria Lassnig Prize For 2017

THE Maria Lassnig Foundation in Vienna announces the Scottish artist, Cathy Wilkes as the first winner of the Maria Lassnig Prize for 2017. The inaugural award is named after Maria Lassnig, the Austrian portrait painter renowned for her pioneering theory on body awareness. As Lassnig received recognition only later in life, the Foundation’s inaugural art prize is awarded specifically for the achievements of mid-career artists.

Maria Lassnig Prize, art, Cathy Wilkes, winnerMaria Lassnig, Der Tod und das Madchen Der letzte Tango, 1999, Courtesy of Maria Lassnig Foundation

Cathy Wilkes is an installation artist and painter whose subject matter concerns everyday life and human experience such as motherhood, gender roles and sexuality. These assemblages recall the imagined lives of people connected with the Possil Pottery, a nineteenth century Glaswegian company that produced stoneware goods such as bottles for Tennents brewers. Poised between their time-worn household relics, the artists’ scantily clad folk cower under their tattered rags. Like treasured samplers, Wilkes’s evocative scenarios expose her frayed emotions woven falteringly within another time.

Maria Lassnig Prize, art, Cathy Wilkes, winnerCathy Wilkes, Installation view, LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Linz, 2015, Courtesy of the Artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow. Photograph: Reinhard Haider

Wilkes represented her country at the Venice Biennale in 2005 and was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2008. Since presenting at a survey exhibition at the Tate Liverpool in 2015, Wilkes has exhibited at several solo shows in Chicago, Pittsburgh and Munich. Peter Eleey, MoMA PS1 chief curator explains, “Wilkes’ art enacts an exercise in empathy, exposing deeply felt subjective experiences to reach beyond herself while also insisting upon the fundamentally private nature of art making.”

Maria Lassnig Prize, art, Cathy Wilkes, winnerCathy Wilkes, Installation view, LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Linz, 2015.Courtesy of the Artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow. Photograph: Reinhard Haider

As winner of the Maria Lassnig Prize, she receives 50,000 euros and the opportunity to mount a solo exhibition at the prestigious contemporary art institution, MoMA PS1 in New York. Members of this year’s inaugural Maria Lassnig Prize selection committee included Peter Eleey, MoMA PS1 Chief Curator and Peter Pakesch, Chairman of the Foundation. Other members included the curators Matthias Mühling and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Gallery, Laura Hoptman, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art and Sheikha Hoor Al-Quasimi, President of the Sharjah Art Foundation and New York-based artist, Zoe Leonard.

by Miranda Charalambous

Front Page image: Maria Lassnig, June 1983, Photograph Courtesy of Kurt-Michael Westermann, Maria Lassnig Foundation