Coco Fusco, Cuban-American artist and writer based in New York, is one of the finalists for the 2013 Absolut Award. The list includes five artists and five art writers. This is the first time the award is being presented to both an artist and a writer. The winners will be announced on September 20 in Sweden during a weekend festival celebrating the country’s contemporary arts scene.
American installation artist Theaster Gates, whose work was part of the Whitney Biennial in New York in 2010, will compete against fellow American artist Seth Price, Egypt-born painter and drawer Anna Boghiguian, Brazilian artist Renata Lucas, and Swedish duo Goldin+Senneby for the top prize of €20,000 in cash. The winner will also receive a budget of up to €100,000 to develop and produce a new art work.
Art historian and curator Lars Bang Larsen earned a nod in the art…
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