LIAF awarded the Norwegian Art Critics’ Prize for 2019

Devils Apron (Kåre Grundvåg & Trond Ansten), The Intertidal Shelter, sculptural intervention for LIAF 2019, photo by Kari Finstad/LIAF

Lofoten International Art Festival has been awarded the Norwegian Art Critics’ Prize for 2019. The award is given to the exhibition or art project the previous year in Norway considered the most significant by the members of the Norwegian Critics’ Association’s art branch.

The Norwegian Critics’ Association emphasize to totality of the exhibition, extended residency periods and the events program in its reasoning for the award, in which they write:
Lofoten International Art Festival 2019 have managed to combine long term working- and research periods for the invited artists with an especially impactful and thorough main exhibition in Lofotposten’s old offices.

About the Norwegian Art Critics’ Prize
The Norwegian Art Critics’ Prize is awarded for the twelfth year, and is a recognition awarded to the exhibition or art project considered the most significant by the members of the Norwegian Critics’ Association’s art branch.

The Art Critics’ Prize is awarded based on nominations and voting by the members of the art branch of the Norwegian Critics’ Association. The prize winners receive a statuette created by the artist Arne Nøst. The Art Critics’ Prize was established in 2008.

For previous prize winners, visit The Norwegian Critics’ Associations online.