24 Jun 2015 2015, Annette Kelm, jury, latitudes, photography, prize
'Today' invitation card in the back of our entrance door.
We are delighted with the news that one of our two nominations – Annette Kelm (Stuttgart, 1975) – has been shortlisted for the Canadian Aimia | AGO Photography Prize.As one of this year's 15 selectors, we were invited to put forward two artists names for inclusion on the long list, one artist from our country/region and one international. We selected Xavier Ribas (Barcelona, 1960) and Kelm. Kelm and each of the shortlisted artist – Dave Jordano, Hito Steyerl and Owen Kydd – is awarded $5,000 and six-week residencies organised in partnership with cultural institutions across Canada.Exhibitions of each of the four finalists will be presented from September 9, 2015, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), and the public will be invited to cast a vote for their choice to win the $50,000 CAD prize. The awardee, entirely chosen by public vote, will be announced on December 1, 2015.Annette Kelm's large colour prints express a research-based interest in cultural history and the history of photography. In Kelm’s hands, photography is not just a documentary tool, but an active, agitating, productive force, wherein objects, textiles and people assume a sculptural identity. She is represented by Johann König (Berlin), Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York), Herald St (London), Marc Foxx (Los Angeles), Galerie Meyer Kainer (Vienna), Giò Marconi (Milan).RELATED CONTENT
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