VL 3 : Exposition and Context (iv)

The final section of the lecture is focused on periodic exhibition venues and prizes:

Venice Biennale

Started in 1895 and takes place (as the name suggests) every other year.
Features avant-garde art.

Frieze Art Fair
Takes place in October every year.
Sponsored event, currently by Deutsche Bank (which begs the question why is a German bank sponsoring a London event?)
Features talks, education, curated elements.
Also many galleries in attendance; this is a commercial snapshot of contemporary art, so there is a focus on selling artworks.

Turner Prize
Awarded to an artist presenting an outstanding body of work during the previous year.
Provokes a lot of debate - the winning art is usually "challenging" in some way.
The prize is sponsored, attracts TV coverage and can promote a "celebrity" image for the artist.

John Moores Painting Prize
Biennial prize coinciding with the Liverpool Biennial.

Reference:
Exposition and Context: Professional Context, Video Lecture 1. Unknown. [Video Streaming] Caroline Wright. Open College of the Arts. (MA1)
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