The ARKEN Prize 2009

Kunstpris 2009OLAFUR ELIASSON WAS AWARDED

The ARKEN PRIZE 2009

 

 DONATED BY ANNIE & OTTO JOHS. DETLEFS’ PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATION OJD

 

The prize winners after the ceremony


























The ARKEN PRIZE at DKK 100,000 was awarded to the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Eliasson was awarded for his ability to produce art that engage the senses and involve us actively in the works. He invites everyone to look at and participate in his art.

 

– Olafur Eliasson places contemporary art on the agenda in the wider public, insisting that art can make a difference in the social and mental space, says ARKEN’s director Christian Gether on the choice of Eliasson.

 

Olafur Eliasson’s artistic production finds itself in a borderland between natural science and aesthetics. He plays with our perception of nature, questioning our mental and sensuous experience of reality. He essays to intensify the sensuous experience of the artwork. Eliasson is interested in how we create reality. Thus, he explores our sensibility and how we physically and mentally orientate ourselves in our environment.

 

More about the artist:

Read about Olafur Eliasson   

  

At the same time the two ARKEN Travel Grants of DKK 50,000 were awarded. The recipients of the ARKEN Travel Grant were Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen and Jesper Just. Read more about them here.

 

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