John Jones Art on Paper Award - Art Dubai 2013
11 March 2013
Rorschach Series, Rorschach 1
24h x 18w in (60.96h x 45.72w cm)
Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York
We are delighted to announce that the John Jones Art on Paper Award is returning to Art Dubai for the second year running. Conceived in 2012, the award aims to recognize the potential for excellence and innovation in artwork made on paper and provides further opportunities for artists working in this medium. The prize is open annually to any artist exhibiting with a gallery at Art Dubai, regardless of age, nationality and gender. The one stipulation is that the artwork involves paper.
The 2012 award was presented jointly to Hassan Sharif and Luis Camnitzer, two exciting contemporary artists both represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York. As part of their prize, the artists will present a solo exhibition of work framed by John Jones at Satellite Space in the Al Serkal gallery district 19th - 23rd March. This project is the result of a fruitful year-long conversation between both artists which has inspired the production of new work by each. Sharif’s semi-system Iching and Camnitzer’s Rorschach Series address a transcontinental condition that both artists shared. These new bodies of work exemplify their mutual conceptual rigor and a subtle poetic sensibility. The exhibition preview evening will take place 18th March 6 - 9pm to co-incide with Art Dubai Gallery Night and will be a fantastic chance to meet the artists.
The 2013 John Jones Art on Paper Award winner will be given the opportunity to present a solo exhibition of work during Art Dubai 2014 framed by John Jones to the finest museum standards. The winning artist will also be awarded a cash prize of £5000 and have their work acquired for the John Jones Contemporary Art Collection in London. The winner will be announced on 20th March, 2013 at Art Dubai.