Debate: Are Art Prizes Worth Winning?

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Institute of Modern Art

Judith Wright Centre

420 Brunswick Street

Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

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Are art prizes worth winning?

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In a moment when art prizes seem to have reached saturation point, the question of their impact on an artist’s career is more pertinent than ever—are art prizes worth winning?

Professor Susan Best and Charles Robb will go head-to-head to debate the relevance, importance, and impact of art prizes.

How can art be judged? What kind of works are more likely to win? Are there biases at play? Does winning a prize set you up for a successful art career?

Best and Robb will duke it out, bringing their historical research, critical thinking, and wit together for a challenging and humorous debate on a hotly contended topic. Artist, prolific art prize finalist, and 2019 ‘the churchie’ patron Sam Cranstoun will chair the debate.

Find out more on the IMA website here.

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Institute of Modern Art

Judith Wright Centre

420 Brunswick Street

Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

Australia

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