THE MARTINSONS AWARD

Published: 06.07.16

The ‘Martinsons Award’, an international competition within frames of the 1st Latvia Inernational Ceramics Biennale will be opened in Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre on July 15, 2016, at 4 p.m.

On July 16, 2016, at 2 p.m. Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre invites to attend the presentations by ‘Martinsons Award’ Nominees.

Individual artists as well as groups of artists regardless of their ages and nationalities were invited to participate in the art competition-exhibition The Martinons Award within the Biennale. Each participant could submit only one piece of art for the competition. Creation of artworks was burdened by no limitations in terms of themes, materials or sizes; however, the ceramic component had to be decisive in the work of art.

298 outstanding applications submitted by artists from 44 countries were received for participation in the art competition The Martinsons Award. Jury of the International Biennale chose 110 works by international artists and 26 works by Latvian artists for participation in the Biennial’s competition exhibition. And out of 136 art works the jury selected 6 international and 6 national nominees eligible for the award.

The ‘Martinsons Award’ ceremony will take place on July 21, 2016, at 5 p.m. in The National Library of Latvia, Riga, along with the opening of exhibition ‘Peteris Martinsons. Ceramics and Drawings’.

International nominees for the Martinsons Award –

JULIA SAFFER / Germany

VINEET KACKER / India

MARIE-JOSÉE COMELLO / Germany

ÖMÜR TOKGÖZ / Turkey

BEATRIJS VAN RHEEDEN / Netherlands

HASAN ŞAHBAZ / Turkey

National nominees for the Martinsons Award –

JUTA RINDINA

ELĪNA TITĀNE

DAINIS PUNDURS

VALDA PODKALNE

IEVA BERTAŠŪTE-GROSBAHA

SKUJA BRADEN

Jury of the Martinsons Award:

ILONA ROMULE/Latvia – artist, member of the International Academy of Ceramics

ELAINE O. HENRY/USA – artist, editor of magazines “Ceramics: Art and Perception” and “Ceramics TECHNICAL”

BERND PFANNKUCHE/Germany – artist, editor of the magazine “Neue Keramik/New Ceramics”

SIMCHA EVEN-CHEN/Israel – artist, PhD, member of the International Academy of Ceramics

JANE JERMYN/Ireland – artist

ŞIRIN KOÇAK ÖZESKICI/Turkey – artist, PhD, academician

VALENTĪNS PETJKO/Latvia – artist, curator of the Biennale

Program of 1st Latvia Inernationals Ceramics biennale:

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