Winners of the 2017 Purvītis Prize - Anna Salmane, Krišs Salmanis; and the members of the judging panel - Māra Lāce, Jānis Zuzāns

Photos: The Purvītis Prize award ceremony and the opening of the exhibition 0

Arterritory.com
22/02/2017

Foto: Agnija Grigule, Kristīne Madjare

On 17 February, in a special ceremony held at the Latvian National Museum of Art (LNMA), the winners of the 2017 Purvītis Prize were announced – Anna Salmane, Krišs Salmanis and Kristaps Pētersons. The artists received the award for their exhibition “Song”, which was held in 2015, in the Creative Workshop of the LNMA’s “Arsenāls” exhibition space. Two of the artists, Anna Salmane and Krišs Salmanis, were there to receive the award in person, while their third group member, the composer Kristaps Pētersons, sent greetings from abroad since he was performing at a concert with the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra at the time. After the award ceremony, the exhibition featuring the works of the finalists nominated for the 2017 Purvītis Prize was opened in the Great Hall of the LNMA. The exhibition will be open through 9 April.

We present the following photo report on the 2017 Purvītis Prize award ceremony and the opening of the accompanying exhibition!


Nominees and the members of the judging panel for the 2017 Purvītis Prize - Māra Lāce, Jānis Zuzāns


From the left: artists Maija Kurševa, Voldemārs Johansons, Anda Lāce, Atis Jākobsons, Krišs Salmanis, Anna Salmane, Kristaps Epners, Ivars Drulle


Winners of the 2017 Purvītis Prize - Anna Salmane, Krišs Salmanis, and the members of the judging panel for the 2017 Purvītis Prize - Māra Lāce, Jānis Zuzāns


Artists Anna Salmane and Krišs Salmanis


Artist Ģirts Muižnieks, and curator of the 2017 Purvītis Prize exhibition - Daiga Rudzāte (Editor-in-Chief of Arterritory.com)


Member of the judging panel for the 2017 Purvītis Prize – Hedwig Fijen (Director and founder of the Manifesta international foundation and biennial)


From the left: Katerina Gregos (curator, former art director of the Art Brussels art fair), and Agniya Mirgorodskaya (curator)


Ursula Krinzinger, director of Galerie Krinzinger


Maria Arusoo (director of the Center for Contemporary, Estonia (CCA)), and Kestutis Kuizinas (Curator and founding director of the Lithuanian Contemporary Art Center (CAC))


From the left: Jānis Zuzāns, collector and the main financial supporter of the Latvian National Museum of Art, and German gallerist Volker Diehl


Una Meistere, Director of Arterritory.com 


In the center: curator Helēna Demakova, Andris Mellakauls


Irene M. Gludowacz (Austrian author, curator, and foundation, museum and corporate communication expert)


From the right: art critic Sabine B. Vogel (Austria), and the members of the judging panel for the 2017 Purvītis Prize - Mark Allen Svede (USA), art historian and professor at Ohio University; Hedwig Fijen (Netherlands), Director and founder of the Manifesta international foundation and biennial; and Juliet Bingham (UK), Tate Modern museum curator


Art collector Danutė Mallart (Belgium)


From the left: Viktor Misiano, curator and editor of the Moscow Art Magazine


2017 Putvītis Prize finalist - artist Maija Kurševa


Artist Ieva Epnere, and 2017 Purvītis Prize finalist - artist Kristaps Epners


2017 Purvītis Prize finalist - artist Anda Lāce, and curator Indrek Grigor (Estonia)


Works by Ivars Drulle at 2017 Purvītis Prize exhibition


2017 Purvītis Prize finalists (from the left) - artists Ivars Drulle and Atis Jākobsons


Works by Atis Jākobsons at 2017 Purvītis Prize exhibition

 
2017 Purvītis Prize finalists - artist Arturs Bērziņš


Works by Arturs Bērziņš at 2017 Purvītis Prize exhibition


Matīss Čudars and Latvian Radio Choir group


From the left: art collectors Jānis Zuzāns and Dina Zuzāne


From the left: Una Meistere, Ursula Krinzinger, and Ainārs Ērglis (owner of the PRAE Public Relations)


Odrija Fišere, Latvian Editor of Arterritory.com


Paula Lūse, writer at Arterritory.com


Artists Miķelis Fišers and Elita Patmalniece


Kaspars Vanags, Head of Art Programmes at ABLV Charitable Foundation 


Sergejs Timofejevs, Russian Editor of Arterritory.com 


Works by Kristaps Epners at 2017 Purvītis Prize exhibition


Laura Rutkutė, gallery Vartai (Vilnius)


From the left: art theoretician Anita Vanaga, architect Zaiga Gaile, artist Guntars Sietiņš


From the left: fashion designer Keta Gūtmane, artist Krists Zankovskis


Architect Austris Mailītis, actress Iveta Pole


Work by Voldemārs Johansons at 2017 Purvītis Prize exhibition


Musician Jānis Šipkēvics


From the left: designer Everita Upeniece, director Mārtiņš Grauds, artist Miķelis Fišers


Work by Maija Kurševa at 2017 Purvītis Prize exhibition


Solvita Krese, Director of the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art 


Video still of performance by Anda Lāce at 2017 Purvītis Prize exhibition


From the left: artists Sarmīte Māliņa and Kristaps Kalns