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Consumption: the Fifth Prix Pictet Shortlist


The theme of the fifth cycle of the Prix Pictet is Consumption. The announcement was made at Les Rencontres d’Arles, before a preview of the photographs Simon Norfolk made in Afghanistan for the Power Commission. The Shortlist of eleven artists was announced at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville in Paris on 13 November 2013, and the Award Ceremony and Finalists' Exhibition will take place at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in May 2014. With the new cycle of the Prix Pictet, we have also made additions to our jury, adding Luc Delahaye as the laureate for Power, along with the architect Wang Shu, curator Elisabeth Sussman and arts writer for the Financial Times, Peter Aspden.


The theme of the fourth cycle of the Prix Pictet was Power. French photographer Luc Delahaye was chosen as the overall winner.  The Power tour is ongoing, and exhibitions will be held in Zurich, Tel Aviv and New York later in the year. The Commission Simon Norfolk has created in the Bamyan Province of Afghanistan are being shown alongside the three previous Prix Pictet Commissions at Somerset House in London until 31 October 2013.