Friday December 18, 2015

The 2015 Sobey Art Award: The New Masters, Part 2

Sarah Anne Johnson, “Glitter Dust Bomb”, 2014, Digital chromogenic print, glitter, 50 x 100”. Courtesy the Artist.

Sarah Anne Johnson, “Glitter Dust Bomb”, 2014, Digital chromogenic print, glitter, 50 x 100”. Courtesy the Artist.

Listen to Full Episode 53:58

In today's art, we often see the future. The Sobey Art Award celebrates the best in Canadian contemporary art by artists aged 40 and under.  Each year a total of $100,000 is awarded to five selected artists -- of which half goes to the winner.  Over two shows, IDEAS profiles the five regional finalists: from the West Coast: Raymond Boisjoly. Prairies and the North: Sarah Anne Johnson. Ontario: Abbas Akhavan. Quebec: Jon Rafman. The Atlantic: Lisa Lipton. The programs are produced in partnership with The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.



The Sobey Art Award was created in 2002. This year's winner is Ontario artist Abbas Akhavan

Sobey Art Award Ceremony11:55


 

View the art of this year's Sobey Art Award finalists: