The prestigious European Prize for Applied Arts is back with the theme of Monumentality - Fragility.
Closing date: 15 Feb 2018
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.
Previous winners include Scottish makers: artist/designer Geoff Mann and contemporary jewellery designer Andrew Lamb.
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.
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. Artists are asked to take inspiration from the paradoxical and at times dualistic nature of her work.
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