Georges Pompidou Hosts Evens Arts Prize 2011 Awards Ceremony

Award Ceremony & Screening of Spectres Monday 17 October 2011 7–10 PM

The artist Sven Augustijnen has been awarded the Evens Arts Prize. He was selected by an independent jury which chose from a list of 20 internationally acclaimed artists, nominated by representatives of major European art institutions.

A special event dedicated to Sven Augustijnen will take place at the Centre Pompidou, on 17 October 2011, featuring the artist’s new feature film, Spectres (104′). An intriguing journey into the dark regions of the Belgian colonial past, it reveals unresolved conflicts and frictions, still operating in the present, and questions the ambiguous borders between fiction and reality, the manipulative power of discourse and the fabrication of history.

The Evens Arts Prize will be presented by Alain Seban, President of the Centre Pompidou. The screening will be followed by a discussion between Sven Augustijnen, Bernard Blistène, Director of the Department of Cultural Development of the Centre Pompidou, and Dork Zabunyan, writer and co-author of Foucault va au cinéma.

The jury members of the 2011 Evens Arts Prize were: Dorian van der Brempt, deBuren, Brussels; Joana Mytkowska, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Maria Ines Rodriguez, Musac, Leon; Nicolaus Schafhausen, Witte de With, Rotterdam; Marc-Olivier Wahler, Palais de Tokyo, Paris. The president of the jury was Ernest Van Buynder, Evens Foundation Board Member and former Chairman of M HKA in Antwerp.

The prize carries an award of 15,000 EUR and participation in the publication Spectres.

Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
www.centrepompidou.fr
www.evensfoundation.be

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