One of the world’s largest annual public art events, ArtPrize in Michigan, has selected the installation No Names by Finnish duo Niskanen & Salo to be one of the 20 finalists for the Grand Prize of $ 200 000. The interactive installation is part of the group exhibition curated by Ron Platt at Grand Rapids Art Museum. The winner will be announced on October 5.
ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place for 19 days every other fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 2018 event, named ArtPrize 10, is open to the public 19.9.–7.10.2018. In addition to the jury prize, there is another$ 200 000 award based on public voting. The competition is open to all art forms, and it hosts over 1 260 works this year. ArtPrize attracts over half a million visitors annually.
Niskanen & Salo is an artist duo based in Helsinki, Finland and New York City. Their installations often combine light, sound, video, and everyday objects to create platforms for many forms of human interaction, surprising encounters, and intense rendezvous between strangers.Mark Niskanen and Jani-Matti Salo have worked together as an artist duo since 2015.
Niskanen & Salo have presented their work in Finland at e.g. URB and alt-ARS events at Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art, at Art Quarter in Budapest, and in the US at e.g. Mana Contemporary Chicago, Casa Gallery New York and Miami Art Week.
Read more about the work at the ArtPrize website: http://www.artprize.org/67125
More information: www.niskanensalo.com