Leopold Bloom Art Award - semi finalists
Thanks to the changes in the application process, initiated by the Award’s founders Mary McLoughlin and John Ward and by the organiser Pepper Art Projects, nearly 130 artists applied for the prestigious award.Unlike in previous years, the applicants didn’t have to send aletter of intention from the selected institution (for a future show).The winner and the organiser will find together the exhibition hosting European institution that correspond the best to the winner’s profile and to the exhibition project.Another novelty was the jury process, that worked in two steps. This year for the first time the semi-finalists were also chosen by an independent, international, three-member pre-jury. The jury will choose the finalists, visit their studios and announce the winner.
The semi-finalists in 2015:
Gábor Arion Kudász
Members of the pre-jury:
The Winner of the Leopold Bloom Art Award will be announced on September 4 at the Új Budapest Galéria. After the ceremony, the exhibition of the three finalists will run until November 15.
Members of the jury:
Susanne Altmann art historian, free-lance curator and writer, she presently holds a lectureship in English at the Academy for Visual Art in Dresden.
Mark Rappolt is Editor-in-Chief of ArtReview since 2006 and set up its sister magazine, ArtReview Asia, based out of Shanghai, in 2013.