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Frieze Fair London and the Emdash Award 2013: Call for Entries.
Editorial staff – Thursday, 6th December 2012
Frieze Art Fair announced today the call for entries to the Emdash Award 2013. The Emdash Award returns to Frieze London for the third consecutive year in 2013 as part of the acclaimed Frieze Projects programme. The award is open to artists living outside of the UK, up to five years from graduating from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or under 35 years of age. Frieze Projects is a programme of site-specific commisions shown at Frieze London each year. Produced by Frieze Foundation, The Emdash Award is supported by the Emdash Foundation and presented in collaboration with Gasworks.
The recipient of the award will have the unique opportunity to present their work at Frieze London 2013. Additionally, the prize will cover production costs of up to £10,000, an artist’s fee, per diems, travel expenses and a studio residency at Gasworks in London from August to October 2013.
Andrea Dibelius of the Emdash Foundation said of the award: ‘I am very much looking forward to the award in its third year. Previous winners have produced thought-provoking projects that demonstrate serious talent. Frieze London provides the perfect platform for the Emdash Foundation’s aim to nurture creativity at an international level.’
Entrance to the award is by open submission and the winner will be selected by an international panel of artists and curators. The closing date for applications is 16 January 2013. The winner of the award will be announced in May 2013.
Proposals for work can take the form of site-specific installations; performance; film; video or print work. Applicants will be judged on the innovative nature of their proposal and its suitability for realisation at Frieze London.
The Emdash Award winner in 2012 was Cécile B Evans, whose work “This Is Your Audio Guide” was launched at Frieze London 2013 with significant critical recognition. For more information on her project and to listen to the guide itself online see Frieze Foundation.org.
Frieze Projects is a curated programme of site-specific commissions at Frieze London, Frieze Projects is produced by Frieze Foundation.
Emdash Foundation was founded by Andrea Dibelius in 2010, and supporting Frieze Projects for the third year, the Emdash Foundation is a not-forprofit foundation dedicated to promoting new ideas across disciplines from artistic and cultural projects to scientific research. The em dash indicates a pause to reflect and to review – before a clear statement often taking a new direction, follows. Just like the em dash, the Emdash Foundation facilitates new ideas, new impulses and new thoughts. Emdash Foundation’s activities are motivated by philanthropy, a love for the arts and a commitment to supporting new ideas and emerging talent.
Gasworks is a contemporary arts organisation in South London, Gasworks houses 12 artists’ studios and includes a programme of exhibitions, residencies, international fellowships and educational projects.
Frieze London will take place from 17–20 October 2013, Frieze London is one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs and features over 170 of the most forward-thinking galleries from around the globe: Los Angeles to Berlin, London to Beijing.
Full details on how to apply are available at http://www.friezefoundation.org