The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2014
4 April – 22 June 2014: Free Admission
Showcasing innovative and outstanding pieces, the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition features shortlisted works from artists in the following categories: Photographic and Digital Art; Three Dimensional Design and Sculpture; Painting and Drawing, and Video, Installation and Performance.
The medieval backdrop of York St Mary’s, York Art Gallery’s contemporary art space, provides a unique setting for the exhibition, challenging the notion of the white cube and inspiring a dialogue between the historic and the contemporary.
This show highlights artistic talent from locations including Germany, New Zealand, Italy, Chile and the UK. From thousands who entered, eight have been selected for exhibition and the work of a further 100 longlisted is projected within the space. This offers visitors an opportunity to experience the international breadth, and appreciate the range and quality of the work.
We would like to thank all of the artists involved and extend our gratitude to our partners and sponsors, including York Museums Trust, York St John University, The Hepworth Wakefield, Prestel, Barber Titleys Solicitors, Winsor & Newton, Thomas & Paul Contemporary Art, and Stuart Semple.
Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, York St Mary’s, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN. More details at: www.yorkstmarys.org.uk.
Lunchtime Talks: 12.30pm – 1.00pm at York St Mary’s
Further your appreciation of contemporary art and enhance your Aesthetica Art Prize experience by joining us at the following talks, which are open to the public and free to attend.
Wednesday 23 April
Deb Covell, artist and finalist of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2013, discusses her practice and the importance of art prizes for emerging artists.
Wednesday 7 May
Sam Lackey, Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield, debates the challenges of curating in the post-medium age.
Wednesday 21 May
James Boaden, lecturer in History of Art at the University of York, talks about the evolution of artists’ film, drawing upon the works in this exhibition.
Wednesday 28 May
Cherie Federico, Director of Aesthetica Magazine and judge for the Aesthetica Art Prize, explains the selection process for the shortlisted artists.
Wednesday 4 June
Mark Doyle, Head of Collector Development North for the Contemporary Art Society, talks about widening the appreciation and understanding of contemporary art.
The 2013 Aesthetica Art Prize Finalists
Amedeo Abello & Federico Morando – Photographic & Digital Art
Deb Covell – Painting & Drawing
Elke Finkenauer – Painting & Drawing
Harriet Lewars – Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture
Inés Molina Navea – Photographic & Digital Art
Ingrid Hu – Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture
Julia Weißenberg – Video, Installation & Performance
Sybille Neumeyer – Video, Installation & Performance
The 2013 Aesthetica Art Prize Longlist
Agnieszka Frala Dabrowska
Alec von Bargen
Barbara Ceriani Basilico
Davide Luciano & Claudia Ficca
Fabiola Menchelli Tejeda
Jamal de Jong
James de Vere
Sarah Jane Palmer
Sheau Ming Song