Can we keep making it new?
Launch of the 2017 Ivan Juritz Prize: Celebrating Creative Experiment
How important or possible is it for the contemporary artist or writer to keep breaking formal boundaries? Is this compatible with the demands of the marketplace and how does this differ in the art world and the literary world? How can we recognise the new when we are necessarily steeped in the old? Here acclaimed artist Dexter Dalwood and writer Eimear McBride will explore these questions in a discussion that launches the 2017 Ivan Juritz Prize, which is now a collaboration between the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture and Cove Park, Scotland's International Artist Residency Centre.
Dexter Dalwood lives and works in London. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2010 for his first major solo survey exhibition at Tate St Ives, which travelled to FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France and CAC Malaga, Spain. Recent solo exhibitions include Propaganda Painting, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong 2016: London Paintings, Simon Lee Gallery, London 2015 and Kunsthaus Centre d’art Centre PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland (2013). His work was recently featured in The Painting Show, presented by British Council Touring CAC Vilnius Lithuania; Fighting History, Tate Britain, London, UK (2015); The Venice Syndrome – The Grandeur and Fall in the Art of Venice, Gammel Holtegaard, Denmark (2014) and Not Being Attentive I Notice Everything: Robert Walser and the Visual Arts, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland (2014). He is currently also a research Professor in contemporary art at Bath Spa University and is a judge on the Ivan Juritz Prize.
Eimear McBride grew up in the west of Ireland and studied acting at Drama Centre London. Her debut novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing took nine years to publish and subsequently received the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize, the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction, Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year, the Desmond Elliot Prize and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. She has just published her second novel, The Lesser Bohemians.
The Ivan Juritz Prize is open to postgraduate students from Europe either from traditional academic disciplines or from creative courses. You are invited to submit texts, films, musical compositions, virtual documentation of artwork, excerpts of moving image work and proposals for installation and performance. Entrants are encouraged to play with form to make us think, feel and question. The winner will receive £1000 and two week’s residency and a showcasing event at Scotland’s Cove Park.