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Water Commission

The Pictet Group has announced its support for the Chittagong Hill Tracts Project in Bangladesh, and will commission one of the shortlisted artists to document the scheme. This Water Aid managed project aims to get clean drinking water to the inhabitants of Chittagong through innovative irrigation methods. To ensure the …

Water Tour Begins

Water Tour Begins

The Prix Pictet team has secured one of the major gallery spaces at the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) as the first destination for the exhibition tour. The Prix Pictet exhibition will be at the DIFC throughout November during which time it will coincide with the meeting of the World …

Trophy Unveiled

Trophy Unveiled

The winner of the Prix Pictet Water will be awarded with a specially commissioned trophy. Each year an artist will be invited to create a trophy that responds in some way to the pace where the award will be presented. Designed by London based jewellery designer, Vicki Ambery-Smith, the 2008 …

Prix Pictet Water Shortlist Announced

Prix Pictet Water Shortlist Announced

The Independent Jury of the Prix Pictet is delighted to announce the Water Shortlist. From an exceptional field of over 200 photographers from 43 countries, the judges have shortlisted 18 photographers who have produced works that are of outstanding artistic merit and communicate messages of urgent global significance. The shortlisted artists are: …

Brundtland applauds the Prix

Brundtland applauds the Prix

Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change, gave the keynote address at an evening reception to launch Prix Pictet in London on 29 April 2008. Dr Brundtland, author of the groundbreaking 1987 UN report on sustainable development, said  “It is urgent that we help create a …

Kofi Annan to be Prix Pictet Honorary President

Kofi Annan to be Prix Pictet Honorary President

Kofi Annan, the President of Global Humanitarian Forum and Seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, will be the Honorary President of the Prix Pictet. Commenting on the issue that lies at the heart of the Prix, Kofi Annan said: “Climate change is not just an environmental issue, as too many …

Dr Brundtland to give keynote address

Dr Brundtland to give keynote address

Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change will deliver the keynote address at the launch of the Prix Pictet in London on 29 April 2008. A trained medical doctor, in 1981, at 41 years old, Dr Brundtland was appointed Prime Minister of Norway for the first …

Orta installation at the Prix Pictet launch

Orta installation at the Prix Pictet launch

The artist Lucy Orta will present a new installation, ‘OrtaWater Life Line Dwelling’ at the launch of the Prix Pictet on 29 April 2008. OrtaWater, by the artists Lucy + Jorge Orta, focuses on the general scarcity of water and issues surrounding the privatization and corporate control affecting access to …

Palais de Tokyo confirmed as exhibition venue

Palais de Tokyo confirmed as exhibition venue

The Palais de Tokyo, Paris has been confirmed as the venue for the exhibition of short-listed nominations for the Prix Pictet 2008. The exhibition will open on 30 October 2008 and the winner of the inaugural Prix Pictet will be announced at a gala dinner the same evening. The exhibition …