Fashion designer Duran Lantink and art, fashion and design museum OSCAM have been nominated for the Amsterdam Prize for Art, which is awarded by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. This can be read in a press release by the fund. Lantink has been nominated in the Stimulation Award category, together with singer-songwriter Shishani and visual artist Salim Bayri. OSCAM, like the band Jungle by Night and the Mezrab cultural center, has been nominated in the Best Performance category.
Director, theater maker and jury chairman Daria Bukvić announced the nominees on Friday at an event in Pakhuis de Zwijger, which was broadcast via a live stream. “This city, whose history has countless black pages, showed this year to be truly heroic, determined and merciful when needed most. As usual with her artists at the forefront, ”said Bukvić.
“The list of nominees makes me proud,” said AFK director Annabelle Birnie in the press release. “It is a fantastic reflection and representation of the art and of the inhabitants of our beloved city. I look forward to the ceremony in October, where we celebrate the significance of culture together – but also the strength and creativity of Amsterdam makers. ”
The Amsterdam Prize for Art is annually awarded by the AFK to three artists or institutions ‘whose work makes a special contribution to the artistic versatility of the city’. The prize consists of 35,000 euros and a scale in the form of the map of Amsterdam, designed by Frederik Roijé. This year’s winners will be announced in October.
Beeld: Duran Lantink via Dutch Design Awards