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Absolut Art Bureau is responsible for the Absolut Company’s international art initiatives. The first spirit brand to forge genuinely close ties with art and artists, Absolut has been active in the art world since 1985, when Andy Warhol was invited to create the first in a series of iconic advertisements inspired by the Absolut bottle.
Absolut Art Bureau is one of the associate partners of Art Basel at its events in Basel, Miami Beach and in Hong Kong. Absolut Art Bureau is proud to announce a new collaboration with US-born, New York based artist Mickalene Thomas for this years edition of Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland.
Absolut Art Bureau, the unit within The Absolut Company responsible for global art initiatives, is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 Absolut Art Award.
In 2013, for the first time, the award is being presented both for Art Work and Art Writing, continuing the commitment of ABSOLUT to celebrating artists who enhance social imagination and experience, and supporting research into art writing and the development of critical theory.
Unrestricted by age or geography, five artists and five art writers for the 2013 Award have been selected by a distinguished international jury, led by 2013 Jury President Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.
Absolut Art Bureau is proud to be one of the associate partners of Art Basel at its events in Basel, Miami Beach and now for the first time in Hong Kong. Absolut Art Bureau is delighted to announce a new collaboration with US-born, Hong Kong-based artist Adrian Wong for the first edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong.
Absolut Art Bureau, the unit within The Absolut Company responsible for global art initiatives, is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2013 Absolut Art Award. This year, for the first time, the prize is being presented both for Art Work and Art Writing. Correspondingly, artists and art writers have been selected in both categories, bringing the total number of Award nominees to 76. The finalists – five in each category – will be announced May 31, 2013.
The Absolut Art Award is a means of acknowledging and sustaining the activities of the most exciting creative visionaries of our time. The Absolut Art Award was instituted in 2009 to mark 30 years of creative collaborations with artists. Winners to date include Anri Sala (2011), Rirkrit Tiravanija (2010) and Keren Cytter (2009). The Jury, led by 2013 Jury President Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev will comprise three additional distinguished international curators: Beatrix Ruf, Chus Martínez, Maria Lind and artist Susan Hiller. Together with the Absolut Art Bureau Christov-Bakargiev has selected ten nominators across multiple disciplines and five continents: the jurors and nominators will develop a long list of nominees for the 2013 Absolut Art Award.
Jury image; photographs courtesy of Absolut Art Bureau, except Portrait of Beatrix Ruf © Wolfgang Tillmans 2012, and Portrait of Maria Lind, Nina Svensson for Artservice.
Nominator Image; photographs courtesy of Absolut Art Bureau, except Portrait of Laurent Lebon © Mickael Kamber and Portrait of Jacob Fabricius © Helene Toresdotter.
For the 12th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach (6 – 9 December 2012), Absolut Art Bureau will continue ABSOLUT's nearly 30-year commitment to the arts as a 1st-year Associate Partner of Art Basel. Holding discourse and the sharing of ideas as central to its mission, Absolut Art Bureau is the Presenting Partner of Art Basel Conversations as one of its many involvements in Miami Beach during Art Basel’s prestigious show.
Image Credits: All photos by Roberto Chamorro.
Absolut Art Bureau shares dOCUMENTA (13)’s commitment to developing research and new works across multiple disciplines. this resonates with Absolut Art Bureau’s engagement with artists working across different media. Absolut Art Bureau is particularly excited about dOCUMENTA (13)’s focus on conviviality and lending its support to projects that bring people together through art.
Absolut Art Bureau is pleased to announce a new format for the Absolut Art Award. The new format, which was conceived in close collaboration with art world opinion formers, highlights Absolut Art Bureau’s commitment to creative practitioners working across disciplines to stimulate new thinking.
Absolut Art Bureau, the unit responsible for Absolut’s art initiatives, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Art Basel for the next three years.
Absolut Art Bureau shares Art Basel’s passion for bringing people together around art. ABSOLUT has a history of working with contemporary artists and is thrilled to contribute to the world’s leading platform for creative talent. As a global brand, ABSOLUT values Art Basel’s global reach and is looking forward to collaborations in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong.