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Shortlist announced for Prix Pictet Disorder

Shortlist announced for Prix Pictet Disorder

Last night at a screening at Les Rencontres d’Arles, the Prix Pictet Chairman, Stephen Barber, announced the shortlist for the sixth Prix Pictet.

The shortlist features work by 12 artists from 7 countries on 4 continents. In making their selection, the independent jury, chaired by Sir David King, praised the outstanding quality of the portfolios under review.

The full shortlist is as follows; Ilit Azoulay (Israel), Valérie Belin (France), Matthew Brandt (USA), Maxim Dondyuk (Ukraine), Alixandra Fazzina (UK), Ori Gersht (Israel), John Gossage (USA), Pieter Hugo (South Africa), Gideon Mendel (South Africa), Sophie Ristelhueber (France), Brent Stirton (South Africa) and Yang Yongliang (China).

The winner of the sixth Prix Pictet award will be announced by Kofi Annan at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris on Thursday 12 November 2015.

Prix Pictet Disorder will then embark on a world tour beginning with scheduled exhibitions in Rome and Geneva, followed by planned shows in Shanghai, Barcelona, Lagos, Moscow, Brussels, Berlin and New York.

The work from the shortlisted artists, together with outstanding images from the wider selection will appear in the book Disorder, to be published by teNeues in November. The portfolios of the shortlisted artists can be viewed at www.prixpictet.com/portfolios 

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Image: Yongliang Yang ©Prix Pictet Ltd 2015