EIKON Award (45+) for women photographers and media artists

Submission: 10 July 2017

To celebrate its 100th issue, EIKON – International Magazine for Photography and Media Art is announcing a Europe-wide award: Under the patronage of VALIE EXPORT, a pioneer in media art and performance, and by the initiative of Marielis Seyler (photo artist) and Nela Eggenberger (EIKON’s editor-in-chief), the award is directed at women photographers and media artists 45 years and older.

The aim of the award is not only to survey the current conditions in women’s art production, but also to draw attention to and sensitize a broad public for the (biographically caused) delays in artistic development and practice of both late entrants and returning artists. The award is directed at women photographers and media artists 45 years and older. The addressees are oftentimes excluded from awards by age restrictions, in addition to still being marginalized on the art market on the basis of multiple aspects of their sexual identity.

Prize money: € 5,000
Jury: Jürgen Klauke (DE), Margot Pilz (AT), and Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir (FR/IS)
Idea and concept: Marielis Seyler and Nela Eggenberger
Submission: 10 July 2017

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EIKON #100
Countless women artists are pioneers in groundbreaking movements in photography and media art. Thus, a consistent representation of women media artists in art history is of the utmost importance. The 100th issue of EIKON is dedicated to this desideratum and is designed as a high-quality special edition issue, that will accompany the prize. The artistic works of select participants will be presented and analyzed in a comprehensive essay.

Publisher: Austrian Institute for Photography and Media Art – EIKON
Languages: German / English
Circulation: 2.000
Distribution: EXPORT PRESS (Europe, USA)

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