The Faena Group is pleased to announce the 2012 Faena Prize for the Arts.
The competition is open to artists across the world and will award a grant of $25,000 to the winner as well as up to $50,000 to finance the production of a site-specific project that will be exhibited at the Faena Arts Center in Buenos Aires mid-2013. In addition, two special mentions will go to two other projects with a prize amount of $500 each.
The prize winner will be selected by an international jury that includes US curator Carlos Basualdo, Francois Pinault Foundation’s Caroline Bourgeois and Argentinean curator Inés Katzenstein, under the supervision of Ximena Caminos, Executive Director of the Faena Arts Center.
Inaugurated in September 2011 with the installation ‘O bicho suspenso na paisagem’ by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto, curated by the Tate’s Jessica Morgan, the Faena Arts Center welcomed more than 75,000 visitors during its debut. Located in the old engine room of the historic building Los Molinos, a turn-of-the-last-century Belle-Époque landmark, the center has over 4,000 m2 and extends a cultural bridge to the city, bringing art and the creative processes within everyone’s reach. The second exhibition will be Cuban artists Los Carpinteros, which will open at the Faena Arts Center on May 15th.
Entry forms, criteria, deadlines and more information is available at: www.faenaartscenter.org/premiosf
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Buenos Aires, 1137