The Evens Arts Prize 2015
Italian collective Artway of Thinking started as an art research project initiated by Stefania Mantovani and Federica Thiene in 1992. In 1996, the project turned into a non-profit organization for researching collective creative processes, where the artist gets actively involved in the process of social change, collaborating with various professionals, and applying creative thought, perceptual sense and talent in order to generate “new beauty”.
A multidisciplinary group, Artway of Thinking activates collaborations with administrative authorities, companies and professionals. It has worked in Italy and abroad on 38 projects, and has established six workshop models focused on increasing the capacity to “co-create” new realities. For more information, see www.artway.info
The award ceremony took place at the Venice Biennale in the autumn 2015.
The Jury for the Evens Arts Prize 2015
Michal Chacinski, artistic director of the Gdynia Film Festival
Dobrila Denegri, art historian and independent curator
Hugo De Greef, board member of A Soul for Europe and the European House of Culture, President of PARTS and Passa Porta (House of Literature) in Brussels
Paul Dujardin, director of Bozar, Brussels
Daniella Luxembourg, gallerist, Luxembourg and Dayan (New York & London)
Michelangelo Pistoletto, Italian artist and art theorist
Herman van Goethem, historian, lawyer, professor, curator of Kazerne Dossin, Mechelen
Gottfried Wagner, former special envoy for international cultural-political projects, Austrian Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture, former Director of the European Cultural Foundation
The jury was chaired by Ernest Van Buynder, board member of the Evens Foundation and former chairman of the Museum for Contemporary Art in Antwerp (M HKA).