The Hepworth Wakefield has announced the shortlist and judging panel for the inauguration of its newly established biennial award, the Hepworth Prize for Sculpture 2016. This year’s nominated artists – Phyllida Barlow, Steven Claydon, Helen Marten and David Medalla – will present their work in an exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield from 21 October 2016 to 22 January 2017. The winner will be announced in November, and will receive £30,000.
The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture will recognise a British or UK-based artist of any age, at any stage in their career, who has made a significant impact on the development of contemporary sculpture.
The 2016 judging panel of five will include: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, director of Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea and GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino; David Chipperfield, architect and designer of the Hepworth Wakefield; Sheika Hoor al-Qasimi, president Sharjah Art Foundation; Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, president of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, collector and patron of the arts; Alastair Sooke, art critic and broadcaster.
21 March 2016.