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The seventh Prix Pictet shortlist announced.

The seventh Prix Pictet shortlist announced.

At a screening event last night at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Prix Pictet Chairman, Stephen Barber, announced the shortlist for the seventh Prix Pictet. The shortlist features work by 12 artists from countries on 3  of the World’s continents. In making their selection, the independent jury, chaired …

Space – the Seventh Prix Pictet 

Space – the Seventh Prix Pictet 

The theme of the next cycle of the Award was announced by Prix Pictet Chairman Stephen Barber at a special evening screening at the Théâtre Antique in Arles. The announcement was made following retrospective presentation of the works by Disorder laureate Valérie Belin. The theme for the seventh cycle of …

Abbas Kiarostami dies aged 76

Abbas Kiarostami dies aged 76

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Abbas Kiarostami – a friend of the Prix Pictet from its launch in 2008, and a member of our original jury for the cycle of Water. The award Award-winning Iranian film director has died in Paris aged 76. Kiarostami stayed in Iran …

Gideon Mendel wins Pollock-Krasna Foundation Prize

Gideon Mendel wins Pollock-Krasna Foundation Prize

Disorder shortlisted photographer Gideon Mendel has been awarded the inaugural Prize for Creativity by the Pollock-Krasna Foundation. The mandate of the new award is to “honour an outstanding artist whose work embodies high creative standards and exemplifies the impact of art on individuals and society. Given on a yearly basis, the …

Kofi Annan interviewed in Le Temps by Caroline Stevan

Kofi Annan interviewed in Le Temps by Caroline Stevan

Honorary President of the Prix Pictet, Kofi Annan, was recently interview by the Swiss newspaper Le Temps. In the interview he discusses his relationship with images and the role of artists and his hope that youth can play a key role in changing the world. “I’ve always appreciated the impact …

Prix Pictet Artist Talk – Gideon Mendel & Leo Johnson

Prix Pictet Artist Talk – Gideon Mendel & Leo Johnson

On Wednesday 13 January 2016 Disorder shortlisted artist Gideon Mendel spoke with our sustainability advisor Leo Johnson about his series ‘Drowning World’ and the techniques he employs to capture images. The video was filmed at Somerset House, London, as part of the Disorder exhibition which was taking place in the East Wing …

Venues announced for Prix Pictet <i>Disorder</i> global tour

Venues announced for Prix Pictet Disorder global tour

The first venues to host the exhibition for the sixth cycle of the Prix Pictet have now been announced. The Prix Pictet Finalists’ Exhibition opened at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in November, where the winner was announced as French photographer Valérie Belin. The exhibition is currently on …

Valérie Belin announced as winner of Sixth Prix Pictet

Valérie Belin announced as winner of Sixth Prix Pictet

Valérie Belin has been announced as the winner of the Sixth Prix Pictet. The announcement was made during a ceremony at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris by Kofi Annan, Honorary President of the Prix Pictet. The CHF100,000 (£65,000) prize has been awarded to Valérie Belin for her series Still …

Tomoko Kikuchi wins first Prix Pictet Japan Award

Tomoko Kikuchi wins first Prix Pictet Japan Award

Tomoko Kikuchi has been announced as winner of the first Prix Pictet Japan photography prize. She was chosen for her striking series The River. The prize of ¥3,000,000 was made possible following a grant from a Swiss Japanese cultural foundation, given in order to inaugurate a special award in recognition of …

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 …