“MONUMENTALITY – FRAGILITY” European Prize for Applied Arts: 21.10.2018 – 20.01.2019
The European Prize for Applied Arts will coincide with an exhibition devoted to Niki de Saint-Phalle at the Art Museum of Mons. Her work can be described as both monumental and fragile, the strong colour palette, exuberant proportions, the power and the violence allude to a monumental character from which a palpable fragility is released. De Saint-Phalle’s work is reflective of the challenges that she faced in her private life and provided insight and commentary on societal tensions of the time.
With the European Triennial these two words are also part of the monumentality of this institution and the fragility of the nations and entities that make it up.
Monumentality: monumental character being the result of the dimension but also the proportions and style; masterful, powerful, impressive, solemn, important, sublime …
Fragility: delicate character, short-lived, unstable, precious, precarious, vulnerable, fragile, soft, weak, thin, refined
Artists were asked to take inspiration from the paradoxical of this 2 themes.
The European Prize for Applied Arts aims to reward the best creations of contemporary expression in applied arts and craftsmanship. The exhibitors and the winners of the WCC-BF “Master Prize” (3.500€) and the WCC-Europe “Young Talent Prize” (3.000€) are chosen by a jury of international experts on the basis of criteria of artistic merit, technical mastery and innovation
Prizes were awarded to: Adi TOCH (UK) Le Prix Maître d’Art, décerné par la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and Takayoshi TERAJIMA (DE) Le Prix Jeune Talent, décerné par le WCC Europe
Other participants were: Jordi Aparicio (ES) – Peter Beard (UK) – Ulla Bech-Bruun (DK) – George William Bell (DK) – Cécile Bertrand (B) – Claudia Biehne (DE) – Marian Bijlenga (NL) – Juli Bolaños-Durman (UK) – Kris Campo (B) – Sébastien Carré (FR) – Valérie Ceulemans (B) – Ray Church (UK) – Gabriela Cohn (ES) – Niki Collier (IE) – Trinidad Contreras (ES) – Eimear Conyard (IE) – Mária Danielová (CZ) – Karine De Baets (B) – Marion Delarue (FR) – Francine Delmotte (B) – Patricia Domingues (DE) – Dot Melanin (DE) – Sally Fawkes (UK) – Ann-Kathrin Hartel (DE) – Ariane Hartmann (DE) – Dorottya Hoffmann (HU) – Joe Hogan (IE) – Lucie Houdkova (CZ) – Melanie Isverding (DE) – Statira Jazayeri (SE) – Nicola Kelly (IE) – Jane King (UK) – Zuzana Kubelková(CZ) – Julia Maria Künnap (EE) – Dominique Labordery (DE) – Nicholas Lees (UK) – James Lethbridge (B) – Lena Lindahl (SE) – Réka Lörincz (HU) – Kadri Mälk (EE) – Vicktoria Matsuka (RS) – Harry Morgan (UK) – Nadège Mouyssinat (FR) – Susan Nemeth (UK) – Janne Nes (NO) – Artis Nimanis (LV) – Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill (UK) – Jiun-You Ou (DE) – Wiebke Pandikow (FIN) – Annemarie Reinhold (IE) – Loukia Richards (GR) – Päivi Rintaniemi (FIN) – Bruno Romanelli (UK) – Kristina Rothe (DE) – Rita Sarafian (UK) – Helena Schepens (B) – Martin Schlotz (DE) - Caroline Schofield (IE) – Karin Seufert (DE) – Astrid Sleire (NO) – Alejandra Solar (LU) – Sophie Southgate (UK) – Dimitar Stankov (B) – Anna Talbot (NO) – Takayoshi Terajima (DE) – Adi Toch (UK) – Flora Vagi (HU) – Felieke Van der Leest (NO) – Ute van der Plaats (B) – Reinhilde Van Grieken (B) – Karen Vanmol (B) – Graziano Visintin (IT) – Olivia Walker (ES) – Simon Ward (UK) – Fabienne Withofs (B) – Annamaria Zanella (IT)
Martin Schlotz and Peter Beard
Art Museum of Mons, 17/02, Rue de la Rouille, 7000 Mons, Belgium