The Visible Award will be hosted by Tate Liverpool in 2015. Visible is the first European award for socially engaged artistic practice, celebrating art projects that work with people in the social sphere across the world. The Award, of 25,000 € is made biannually and was first given in 2011. In 2015 it will be decided through an open jury consultation in the form of a temporary parliament at Liverpool Town Hall on Saturday 31 October 2015. From Monday 26 October, for the week leading up to the public jury session, Tate Liverpool will host a free display of the nine shortlisted projects, each represented by a video in the foyer. The shortlisted projects are:
Abounaddara by Abounaddara Collective (Syria), Conflict Kitchen by Dawn Weleski and Jon Rubin (USA), Cinema Everywhere by Waguih El laqany (Egypt), Ecoart Uganda by Ruganzu Bruno Tusingwire (Uganda), Movimento Editorial by Cráter Invertido (Mexico), New World Summit by Jonas Staal (The Netherlands), Salt by Karrabing Film Collective (Australia), Mujawara / The Tree School by Campus in Camps and Contrafilé (Palestine-Brasil), White Paper: The Law / Convention On the Use of Space by Adelita Husni Bey (The Netherlands).
The 2015 Visible Award has been developed in collaboration with Chris Dercon, Director, Tate Modern, and will be chaired by Francesco Manacorda, Artistic Director, Tate Liverpool, who will coordinate the debate, together with the advocate Dr Andrea Philipps, between a group of experts operating in different fields of culture, brought together to assess the merits of the artistic projects and lead the selection of the winner. The proceedings in the Town Hall Chamber will be live streamed to the Wolfson Gallery at Tate Liverpool on Saturday 31 October 2015.
More information about the Visible Award http://www.visibleproject.org/blog/2015-visible-award-the-shortlisted-projects/
In partnership with Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Visible is a project undertaken by Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto in collaboration with Fondazione Zegna, curated by Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander.