The European Prize for Applied Arts 2018. Monumentality – Fragility

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EXHIBITION  /  21 OCT 2018  –  20 JAN 2019

The European Prize for Applied Arts will be on display until January 20, 2019 at the Mons Anciens Abattoirs site as part of the Mons Biennale. The exhibition is organized by BeCraft, in partnership with the City of Mons and the WCC-Europe. Supported by the Federation Wallonia-Brussels

To mark the opening of the European Prize for Applied Arts exhibition on October 20, two works were selected as the overall winners of two awards.

Talk to Me by UK metal craftswoman Adi Toch was awarded The Master Prize by the Federation Wallonia-Brussels, while Takayoshi Terakima took home The Young Talent Prize which was awarded by WCC Europe.

Artist list

Jordi Aparicio, Peter Beard, Ulla Bech-Bruun, Cécile Bertrand, Claudia Biehne, Marian Bijlenga, Juli Bolaños-Durman, Kris Campo, Sébastien Carré, Valérie Ceulemans, Ray Church, Gabriela Cohn, Niki Collier, Trinidad Contreras, Eimear Conyard, Mária Danielova, Karine De Baets, Marion Delarue, Francine Delmotte, Patricia Domingues, Sally Fawkes, Ann-Kathrin Hartel, Dorottya Hoffmann, Joe Hogan, Lucie Houdková, Melanie Isverding, Richard Jackson, Statira Jazayeri, Nicola Kelly, Jane King, Zuzana Kubelková, Julia Maria Künnap, Dominique Labordery, Nicholas Lees, James Lethbridge, Lena LindahlRéka Lörincz, Kadri Malk, Vicktoria Matsuka, Dot Melanin, Harry Morgan, Nadège Mouyssinat, Susan Nemeth, Janne Nes, Artis Nimanis, Cóilín O Dubhghaill, Jiunyou Ou, Wiebke Pandikow, Annemarie Reinhold, Loukia Richards, Päivi Rintaniemi, Bruno Romanelli, Kristina Rothe, Rita Sarafian, Helena Schepens, Martin Schlotz, Caroline Schofield, Karin Seufert, Astrid Sleire, Alejandra Solar, Sophie Southgate, Dimitar Stankov, Anna Talbot, Takayoshi Terajima, Adi Toch, Flora Vagi, Ute Van Der Plaats, Reinhilde Van Grieken, Karen Vanmol, Graziano Visintin, Olivia Walker, Simon Ward, George William Bell, Fabienne Withofs, Annamaria Zanella, Felieke van der Leest

 

European Prize for Applied Arts 2018. Photo JS Herman

 
A theme anchored in the 2018-19 biennial of Mons, Belgium.
The theme has been chosen in reference to the Franco-American artist Niki de Saint-Phalle, whose a retrospective is consecrated at the BAM, event which will inaugurate the biennial in next September.

An event at the European scale.
600 creators who came from across Europe have answered the call. A jury of experts met to analyze the files. For two days, they have discovered the artists’ propositions before their final selection that represents 76 candidates from 19 different European countries. They will expose in the Grande Halle of the Mons Anciens Abattoirs site.

The Wallonia-Brussels Federation Prize and the WCC-Europe Prize
The European Prize for Applied Arts aim to reward the best contemporary expression’s creations in the field of the Applied Arts and Craft. The winners of the Art Master Prize (3500 €) and the Young Talent Prize (3000 €) will be appointed by a jury of international experts based on requirements of artistic merit, technique and innovation expertise.

In 2019, the European Prize for Applied Arts will leave Belgium.
In Ireland: the exhibition will be hosted by Louise Allen, WCC-Europe President and WCC-International Secretary, at the National Design & Crafts Gallery (www.ndcg.ie)
In Belgium: this initiative is registered in the program of the 2018-19 biennial of Mons. It is set up by the WCC-BF in partnership with the Pôle muséal of the city of Mons and benefits the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
For the occasion, Évelyne Gilmont will take care of the scenography in the Grande Halle of Mons Anciens Abattoirs site.
 

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