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. IDEAS profiles the five regional finalists.
Jeremy Shaw, Detail from Transcendental Capacity (Billboard Hot 100 Songs of 1984), 2013 101 Kirlian Polaroid photos in frame, 75 × 305 × 6 cm (Roman März)

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


In this episode, IDEAS producer Mary Lynk speaks with finalist Charles Stankievech and 2016 Sobey Art Prize winner, Jeremy Shaw. **This episode originally aried December 22, 2016.
 

Charles Stankievech, Distant Early Warning Project, 2009 site-specific fieldwork, dimensions variable © Charles Stankievech
Charles Stankievechis the 2016 Sobey Art Award Finalist representing Ontario. He's an artist who seemingly delights in the subversive. For example: sneaking into Russia to launch a model rocket as part of an art piece called: Ghost Rockets World Tour. A work that fits into his overall artistic quest to examine contemporary social and technological upheaval. His art includes sculptures, fieldworks, sound pieces, installations and films.
 


Jeremy Shaw is the winner of the 2016 Sobey Art Award and represents the West Coast and Yukon. 
Jeremy Shaw on winning the 2016 Sobey Art Award 0:25

 

Jeremy Shaw, Quickeners, 2014| Jeremy Shaw HD video installation with original soundtrack dimensions variable, 36:43 minutes film still

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

 

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