Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2014
Sybille Neumeyer: Song For The Last Queen
Ingrid Hu: Longplayer
Julia Weißenberg: There is no real way of knowing
Deb Covell: Black and White Paintings
Harriet Lewars: Frustum Super Planum Cum Filia Lyrae
Amedeo Abello & Federico Morando: Life/File
Elke Finkenauer: Draw a Line Somewhere
Inés Molina Navea: 541 días
4 April – 22 June 2014, York St Mary's
The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2014 featured 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, provided 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 highlighted artistic talent from locations including Germany, New Zealand, Italy, Chile and the UK. From thousands who entered, eight were selected for exhibition and the work of a further 92 longlisted artists was presented within the gallery on monitors. This offered 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, Stuart Semple, and York St Mary’s.
The 2014 Aesthetica Art Prize Winners
Video, Installation & Performance (Main Prize Winner)
Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture (Student Prize Winner)
Special Events: Lunchtime Talks at York St Mary’s
These talks enabled visitors to further their appreciation of contemporary art. Open to the public and free to attend.
In Conversation with Art Prize Winner Deb Covell
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Deb Covell, artist and finalist of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2013, discusses her practice and the importance of art prizes for emerging artists.
The Challenges of Curating in the Post-Medium Age
Wednesday 7 May 2014
Sam Lackey, Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield, debates the challenges of curating in the post-medium age.
The Evolution of Artists' Film
Wednesday 21 May 2014
James Boaden, lecturer in History of Art at the University of York, talks about the evolution of artists’ film, drawing upon works in this exhibition.
Aesthetica Art Prize: The Selection Process
Wednesday 28 May 2014
Cherie Federico, Director of Aesthetica Magazine and judge for the Aesthetica Art Prize, explains the selection process for the shortlisted artists.
Understanding Contemporary Art
Wednesday 4 June 2014
Mark Doyle, Head of Collector Development North, Contemporary Art Society, talks about widening appreciation and understanding of contemporary art.