Belgian Art Prize
Since 1950 Organizing association The Young Belgian Painters and BOZAR awards young artistic talent in Belgium. This year the organization changed her name and lays the focus on artists who have built a beautiful artistic career in Belgium. A jury consisting out of directors of Belgium’s biggest museums, curators and art collectors selected four artists which they offer a springboard to an international breakthrough.
On 19 April a winner will be chosen by an international jury.
Belgian Artist Edith Dekyndt lives and works currently in Berlin. Dekyndt works with daily materials which she forms into installations , projections and painting like abstractions. Her work explores the limits of the relationship between art, science and pushes the boundaries of our physical reality. An invitation to change our view and attitude on the world.
Pic: They Shoot Horses (Part. 1), 2017, Curtain with nails exhibited at and inspired on BOZAR / Ground Control, 2008, Polypropylene, helium and oxygen / Untitled, Golden Blanket, 2012
DENICOLAI & PROVOOST
The Italian-Belgian duo, formed by Simona Denicolai & Ivo Provoost, are multidisciplinary artists who work with animation, objects, installations, performance, video, and publishing. The two artists are working together since 1997 and have been presenting their works in many national and international galleries. Their works are a view to the reality true the eyes of an artist.
Pic: Eyeliner, 2017, Installation at BOZAR / The Boat, 2014
Visual artist Otobong Nkanga lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. Nkanga lays her focus on environment, architecture, culture and history. Her autobiographic work has been featured in many institutions including the Tate Modern the KW Institute (Berlin),the Stedelijk Museum and the biennale of Sharjah and Sidney.
Pic: Painting by Otobong Nkanga / Solid Maneuvers, 2015
MAARTEN VANDEN EYNDE
Maarten Vanden Eynde’s artistic practice consists of sculpture, photography and installation, and is often context related. Based on globalisation, Vanden Eynde asks questions about evolution. His work is situated not he thin line between the past and the future, sometimes looking forward to the future of yesterday, sometimes looking back to the history of tomorrow.
Pic: Globe, 2013 Various materials, Permanent installation at Vent des Forets, Lorraine, France / Hand Sculpture at BOZAR
THE EXHIBITION STILL RUNS TILL 28 MAY AT BOZAR
WORDS BY STEPHANIE DE SMET