new edition of the
Luxembourg Art Prize
open until midnight on
31 may 2017
Note: this year the call for submissions is ending a month earlier!
The Luxembourg Art Prize is an annual international competition aiming to discover talents, amateur or professional, regardless of age and nationality. The ambition of the Prize is to accelerate the careers of unknown artists by providing them with professional art gallery space, first as part of a group exhibition showcasing the finalists for the Prize and then as a solo exhibition for the winner.
To help the winner prepare and create a solo exhibition at the gallery, a grant of 25,000 euros (aboutor or or or ) is awarded by the gallery for the 2017 edition of the prize.
All the artists’ expenses are paid by the gallery during the 2017 Luxembourg Art Prize exhibition (transport and insurance for the works of art, air and train tickets and full-board accommodation in a four-star hotel). This also applies to the expenses of one other person of their choice who can accompany them to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
The Prize is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, installation, painting, performance, photography, digital art, sculpture, sound art, video, mixed media, decorative art (textiles and material, glass, wood, metal, ceramics, mosaic, paper or other techniques).
John Haverty, winner of the 2016 Luxembourg Art Prize. He received a grant of €25,000 to produce an individual exhibition at the gallery in 2017.
FOUR KEY STAGES
Call for submissions
Entries are submitted via the secure Candidate Space until 31 May 2017 at 23:59:59 (Luxembourg time).
Create your Candidate Space
Ten artists will be selected by 30 June at the latest by an artistic committee chaired by Hervé Lancelin. The finalists will exhibit their work as a group at Galerie Hervé Lancelin from 23 September to 4 November 2017.
Selection of the winner
The winner of the 2017 Luxembourg Art Prize is selected by the final jury, and his or her name is announced on the opening evening of the finalists’ group exhibition. An award of 25,000 euros is allocated to the winner by the gallery to help finance the production, and framing if necessary, of further work.
The winner of the 2017 Luxembourg Art Prize will be given a solo exhibition in 2018 at Galerie Hervé Lancelin in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
The 2016 Luxembourg Art Prize:
Many visitors came to Galerie Hervé Lancelin on the opening evening of the 2016 Luxembourg Art Prize finalists’ exhibition!
Closure of entries
Announcement of the finalists
Announcement of the winner
Hervé Lancelin is a gallery owner specialising in post-war and contemporary art.
An avid collector and great discoverer of talent, he has accumulated an art collection of museum quality over the years, consisting of several hundred works by artists from all over the world. He is a member of ADIAF, the prestigious association of European contemporary art collectors, which awards the annual Marcel Duchamp Prize in collaboration with the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. He was a member of the selection committee for the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2011 and has been a trustee of the Amis du Musée d’Art Moderne, d’Art Contemporain et d’Art Brut (Friends of the Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art) since 2010. He also lectures on subjects associated with contemporary art and art collecting.
His gallery in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has been greeted by the public and the media as an exceptional, prestigious space of museum quality.
The creator of the Luxembourg Art Prize, Hervé Lancelin wishes not only to continue discovering new talent throughout the world, the future stars of contemporary art, but also to help them put a foot on the ladder by offering his gallery so that they can exhibit their work in an exceptional space and by giving artists the financial means to create high-quality works under the best conditions.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, which lies at the heart of Europe on the borders of three great countries, France, Germany and Belgium, is a leading centre of contemporary art. Its main advantages include:
- Luxembourg is the richest country in the world (in terms of GDP per head of population), twice as rich as the United States and Germany and three times richer than France!
- Many of the world’s biggest companies have their European headquarters in Luxembourg (Apple, Amazon, Google, ArcelorMittal, Paypal, eBay, Ikea, Sony…);
- 65% of Luxembourg’s population are international citizens with very high incomes (source STATEC 2011);
- The high standard of living in Luxembourg offers a high-quality environment for executives and their families, enabling the country to attract international staff with very high potential;
- Luxembourg Freeport is the largest free port in Europe. It offers significant competitive advantages for the international art trade;
- The world’s biggest banks all have a presence in Luxembourg, and they have been constituting some of the most prestigious art collections in recent decades;
- Luxembourg’s family offices manage the fortunes of some of the richest families in the world;
- Luxembourg is the world’s second-biggest financial centre, playing a key role in the global financial system;
- Luxembourg offers one of the most attractive tax regimes in the world;
- The country’s small size gives it a spirit of openness intensified by its multilingual, multicultural population;
- Thanks to excellent air and high-speed rail links, the biggest collectors can reach Luxembourg quickly from all the European capitals.
GALERIE HERVÉ LANCELIN
“Resolutely contemporary, the new exhibition space has almost museum-level ambitions
Hervé Lancelin wants to share his passion for art. A stone’s throw from the prestigious avenue de la Liberté, a new art gallery has just opened. Born from the immeasurable passion for art of Hervé Lancelin, collector and art consultant, this beautiful space promises to cause quite a sensation. With its gleaming walls, its serene atmosphere and its exceptional lighting, the new gallery has been cleverly designed and refined over nearly a year. The results are dazzling.”
(Luxemburger Wort, read the full article)
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