Vilnius Academy of Arts students Rasuolė Jautakytė ir Ignas Pavliukevičius are the winners of Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award 2019!
With the support of Fotografiska Tallinn a special award for the best was handed out to Lithuanian Ignas Pavliukevičius for his installation “What the other I want”. Rain Tamm, co-founder of Fotografiska Tallinn, was impressed by the mixed multimedia usage in the work of Pavliukevičius.
Nowadays when borders between photo, video and film have become blurred, Pavliukevičius showed a fresh approach to connecting the static with motion. Fotografiska Tallinn is interested in showing young talented regional artists beside the globally renowed – we believe in innovation and new approaches.
The winning artist will have a unique opportunity to hold a solo exhibition in Fotografiska Tallinn.
More than 2200 votes were cast in this year´s Public Choice award, which went to Lithuanian artist Rasuole Jautakyte for her sculpture “Objects for body. Simulation of mental disorders. Paranoia, 2019”, receiving a 500-euro prize. The artwork addresses uncertainty and paranoia, an instinct or thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of delusion and irrationality.
Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award competition featured a record number of 301 artworks by 97 young artists, including 13 graduates from Estonia, 25 Finland, 26 Latvia and 33 Lithuania.
The Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award is a unique regional competition for young artists founded by Nordic and Baltic Contemporary Art Platform and regional Art Universities.