Share Prize 2013: The Winner is…

This year over 250 artists submitted entries for the prize, now in its seventh season.
Six works have been short-listed by the judges Jasmina Tesanovic, Bruce Sterling, Simone Arcagni and Luca Barbeni, and will be on show from 30th October to 9th November, 2013 at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin.
In a REAL TIME | REAL SPACE world, where data work in synergy with our location, filling it out in real time and multiplying the possible ways we can interact with the people around us and the physical world, what different forms can communication take?

The six finalists are Lauren McCarthy, Komplex, Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak, Christine Sugrue, Myriam Thyes, and Nils Völker.

The jury has declared the winner of the 7th Share Prize to be ½ Eighty Eight by Nils Völker. “It is a contemplative delight to see such precise elegance of motion carried out by humble black garbage bags. With its critical mixture of urban infrastructure and organic life, this expressive sculpture realizes concepts of time and space.”

The honourable mention is awarded to Lauren McCarthy for Social Turkers, “for her creation of an interactive drama on the theme of contemporary relationships. It critically addresses the dynamic action of network communication within real time and real spaces. This process, an online economic model put into a real place, shows the urgency of our need to confront the changes brought by social media.”

Share Prize 2013 – REAL TIME | REAL SPACE
30th October – 9th November Accademia Albertina of Fine Arts of Turin, via Accademia Albertina 6
Opening Wednesday 30th October 6:30 pm
Monday – Friday 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday – Sunday 3.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Saurday 9th November 3.00 pm – 11.00 pm