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Joan Miró prize

 

Biennial Prize

  An exhibition of the winning artist's work will be held at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona.
    2013
Roni Horn
Roni Horn, winner of the 2013 Joan Miró Prize

The American artist wins the fourth edition of the award granted by the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona in conjunction with Obra Social ”la Caixa”.

The artist Roni Horn (New York, 1955) has been chosen by the jury as the winner of the fourth edition of the Joan Miró Prize, one of the most prestigious awards and largest cash prizes granted in the world. Horn will receive the award in a ceremony due to take place on Wednesday January 30 at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona.

The international jury at the fourth edition of the Joan Miró Prize unanimously opted to grant the prize to Roni Horn, one of the most unique, multi-faceted artists of contemporary creation. The artist from New York was awarded the prize on account of her zeal to “explore new dimensions and horizons” which, according to the jury, the artist “shares with Joan Miró”. Accordingly, Horn has become the fourth winner of an award jointly organised by the Fundació Joan Miró and Obra Social ”la Caixa” which will be presented on January 30 in a ceremony to be held at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona. Aside from the cash prize of 70,000 euros and the award, a monographic exhibition of Horn’s work will be presented at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona in spring 2014 and subsequently at CaixaForum in Madrid.

The jury’s decision: “an oeuvre that, like Miró’s, is endlessly open”

On awarding the prize, the jury gave consideration to aspects such as innovation and freedom of creation, values that characterise the life and work of Joan Miró. The jury opted to award the prize to Horn deeming that the New York artist “has not ceased to impress international audiences with a multifaceted artistic practice that links aspects of nature, the landscape, popular culture, as well as other subjects related to materiality, with the mechanics of perception and communication. Horn is an artist that has authored an elusive work that, like Miró’s, is endlessly open, does not discriminate between media, and has a special focus on place and placement, as well as on drawing as a process and a compass. It is for these important points in common with the work of Joan Miró that the jury is unanimous in awarding this prize to Roni Horn”.

The jury for the 2013 Joan Miró Prize was formed by highly prominent professionals from the field of contemporary art: Alfred Pacquement, director of the Musée national d’art moderne-Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris); Vicent Todolí, former director of the Tate Modern (London); Poul Erik Tøjner, director of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Louisiana); Rosa Maria Malet, director of the Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona); and Nimfa Bisbe, director of the Fundació ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection.

30 January – the award ceremony

Aside from receiving a cash prize of 70,000 euros and being invited to exhibit her work in the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona and in CaixaForum in Madrid in 2014, Horn will also receive an award conceived by acclaimed designer André Ricard. The spirit and identity of Joan Miró and the Foundation were the inspiration for this award that captures the desire for innovation and the dynamic spirit of the prize and of the artist whose name it bears. The award will be presented to the winner along with a certificate at a special event to be held at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona on Wednesday 30 January.
Roni Horn
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With the support of: Generalitat de Catalunya - Ajuntament de Barcelona - Diputació de Barcelona - Ministerio de Cultura - Ministerio de Economía y Hacienda - Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio - BBVA - Fundació \"la Caixa\"
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