Fresh from its successful stint in Cape Town, part of the Spier Contemporary 2010 Exhibition will be touring various centres in South Africa. The Winners’ Tour Exhibition will present the artworks of the prize winners that were drawn from the 132 pieces originally selected for the Spier Contemporary 2010. An independent judging panel made five career development awards of R100 000. The people of Cape Town made a further cash award (Audience Choice), and another seven artists won prestigious international artist-in-residency awards.
The Africa Centre, the organisation that presents the Spier Contemporary, is delighted that the Winners’ Tour will be bringing this interesting perspective on South Africa’s contemporary art to a broader national audience. Says Africa Centre Director, Tanner Methvin; “Moving the entire exhibition is a costly exercise. This abridged version is an exciting step that allows us to achieve our intention of sharing the Spier Contemporary 2010 with as many people in South Africa as possible.”
The Spier Contemporary 2010 Exhibition represents the present mood of South Africa, as perceived by the country’s artists. This ‘state of the nation’ brings important insight to the times we live in.
The Spier Contemporary 2010’s Career Advancement prize-winners included Araminta de Clermont, Hasan and Husain Essop, Dave Robertson, Jessica Gregory and Zen Marie, and Christopher Swift.
The Artist-in-Residency Awards went to Lindi Arbi, Mohau Modisakeng, Sicelo Ziqubu, Jacki McInnes, Mlu Zondi, Angela De Jesus and Johann van der Schijff.
Janine Allen and Rudolph Tshie won the Audience Choice Award jointly.
The Spier Contemporary 2010 is made possible with the generous support of Spier.