The 2016 Sobey Art Award: The New Masters, Part 2
In today's art we often glimpse the future. The Sobey Art Award celebrates the best in Canadian contemporary art by artists aged 40 and under, awarding a total of $100,000 to five selected artists -- of which half goes to the winner. Over two shows, IDEAS profiles the five regional finalists: from the West Coast: Jeremy Shaw;Prairies and the North: Brenda Draney; Ontario: Charles Stankievech; Quebec: Hajra Waheed; The Atlantic: William Robinson. The programs are produced in partnership with The National Gallery of Canada.
- MORE: Listen to The New Masters, Part 1 featuring interviews with finalists Brenda Draney, William Robinson and Hajra Waheed
Jeremy Shaw is the winner of the 2016 Sobey Art Award and represents the West Coast and Yukon.
Jeremy's work, in part, examines altered states - cultural and scientific practices, that aspire to transcendental experiences. Canadian born, but based in Berlin, he works across film, video, photography, music and performance.
"Jeremy Shaw's work speaks to a fundamental longing for transcendence. He creates and reflects extraordinary experiences, and shows us how art can translate what is challenging to articulate." - Josee Drouin-Brisbois, Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada
**This episode was produced by Mary Lynk