Sobey Art Award Exhibition opens

October 17, 2019

Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come to Me, Paradise), 2016, three-channel high-definition (HD) video with colour and sound (25:44 min), cardboard, dimensions variable. Installation view of the Sobey Art Award Exhibition, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2019. © Stephanie Comilang, courtesy the artist. [1]

Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come to Me, Paradise), 2016, three-channel high-definition (HD) video with colour and sound (25:44 min), cardboard, dimensions variable. Installation view of the Sobey Art Award Exhibition, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2019. © Stephanie Comilang, courtesy the artist.

The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada has announced the opening of the Sobey Art Award exhibition.

Located in the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, the event presents the work of the five Canadian artists who have been shortlisted for the 2019 Sobey Art Award. The prize recognizes those 40 and under who have been selected by an international jury of curators and art gallery directors.

Organized by Lindsey Sharman, curator of the Art Gallery of Alberta, the exhibition presents more than 35 works, spanning from video-based installations and audience participation to paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs.

The following provides the shortlisted candidates and their work:

“The work by this year’s shortlisted artists is incredibly varied and their diverse ways of working makes for a really interesting exhibition,” said Sharman. “There are some crossovers of themes, there is an attention to language running through the exhibition, and there is definitely an interest in looking at colonial structures and legacies.”

The exhibition runs until Jan. 5, 2020.  

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