We’ve been waiting for the news for months. Tonight in Dallas, at the Rachofskys’ private collection space The Warehouse, the Nasher Sculpture Center held a VIP/press event to announce the inaugural winner of the new Nasher Prize. There was nary a hint or clue leading up to the announcement. At least one Glasstire editor who attended the event is very sorry she didn’t start a betting pool in advance (because SHE CALLED IT weeks ago; ask her husband.)
Doris Salcedo, acclaimed Columbian artist, was (via the Nasher) “selected by an international jury and will receive the $100,000 prize, along with a commemorative award designed by architect Renzo Piano, at a gala dinner at the Nasher Sculpture Center on April 2, 2016.” Also via the Nasher:
Salcedo is a Bogotá-based sculptor and installation artist who, for the past three decades, has addressed the human toll of civil and political conflict and acts of war through works that variously commemorate, memorialize, and investigate personal, social, and historical traumas.
For more info, please go here.
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