Shortlist announced for the third edition
Three artists have been shortlisted for the third Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery. The judging panel, of which Iwona Blazwick, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery, is Chairwoman, includes artist Fiona Banner; gallerist Alison Jacques; art collector Valeria Napoleone; and art critic Polly Staple.
The Max Mara Art Prize for Women was set up to promote and nurture female artists based in the United Kingdom, enabling artists to develop their potential and providing an opportunity for them to produce new works of art. The prize itself will result in a six month residency based in Italy. The work will then be offered to the Collezione Maramotti for acquisition and presented at the Whitechapel Gallery in an exhibition in Spring 2011.
The shortlisted artists are Becky Beasley, Andrea Büttner and Elizabeth Price.
Following a presentation from each of the shortlisted