HYam – 2nd edition of the HYam Young Mediterranean Art Scene Award – Hydra, Greece
After Greece, cradle of our civilization, the second country selected for this new edition is Morocco. 8 candidates for a winner chosen by an international jury and an endowment in three strong moments :
The creation and exhibition of a work in the public space on the island of Hydra during the summer 2018
Aone-month residency in Hydra in September 2018
Around table on the young Moroccan scene at Artcurial in Paris in the fall 2018
The association HYam (Hydra for artists of the Mediterranean) was created in 2014 by journalist Pauline Simons to accompany emerging artists from Mediterranean countries. Its objective is to support them in promoting their work on the international scene and to help them gain greater visibility in both France and Greece. After a first edition devoted to the Greek-Cypriot scene, the HYam association invites this time the young Moroccan artistic scene and amplifies its commitment thanks to a personalized accompaniment around three strong moments in Hydra in Greece, then in Paris in autumn. For its second edition, HYam chose to highlight the young Moroccan scene, inviting eight artists of less than 36 years to compete for the HYam Prize of the Young Mediterranean Artistic Scene and to submit a file to an international jury gathered for the occasion.
The winner will receive support for the creation of a work to be exhibited in the public space in the heart of the village during the summer of 2018, before being hosted in residence for a period of one month in a workshop provided by HYam.During his stay, the winning artist will be able to deepen his research in resonance with the specific character of the island, which will be the subject of a presentation in autumn in Paris at Artcurial, partner of the project, during a round table devoted to the Moroccan scene.
After a long process of canvassing, HYam has selected eight emerging Moroccan artists who will each submit to the 2018 jury a dossier presenting their work, a project to be exhibited in Hydra’s public space during the summer of 2018 and a subject for reflection that they then wish to develop during their one-month residency on the spot.
Eight Moroccan artists in the running for the 2nd edition of the Prize :
– Zainab Andilabe
– Salim Bayri
– Abdessamad El Montassir
– Soukaina Joual
– Mehdi-Georges Lahlou
– Lina Laraki
– Nissrine Seffar
– Abdelaziz Zerrou
The members of the jury 2018 :
The jury of the 2nd edition of the HYam Prize, composed of personalities from the world of art, mixing collectors, professionals and art critics, will meet in Paris at the beginning of May to choose the winner of the 2nd HYam Prize.
Chaired by François Tajan, deputy president of the Artcurial auction house and partner of HYam, the 2018 jury is composed of :
– Xenia Geroulanou, Director of the Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Paris
– Anaël Pigeat, editor-in-chief of Artpress magazine
– Philippe Riss-Schmidt, curator and founder of Hyperpavilion at the last Venice Biennale
– Bérénice Saliou, Artistic Director of ICI (Institute of Islamic Cultures)
– Emmanuel Saulnier, artist and professor at the Beaux-Arts of Paris
– Meryem Sebti, Managing Editor of Diptyk magazine and partner of the event
– Alexis Veroucas, artist and collector
Hydra, island of art of cultureLocated south of Athens facing the Peloponnese, the island of Hydra knits a daily singularity. The black pearl of the Saronic Gulf can only be tamed on foot, by mule or by water taxi. Deliberately cosmopolitan, Hydra is a place of reference for international contemporary art, hosting high-level exhibitions each summer in places as singular as the old slaughterhouse taken over in 2009 by the collector Dakis Ioannou (Deste foundation), a boat garage become the Workshop of Pauline Karpidas, English collector and patron, or the former high school where Dionisis Antonitsis, supported by Dimitri Daskalopoulos (NEON foundation), organizes group exhibitions dedicated to the young international scene.
The 2nd edition of the HYam Prize for the Young Mediterranean Artistic Stage in a few dates:
– 31 March: Launch of the 2nd edition, dedicated to the Moroccan stage, and announcement of the eight finalists
– Early May: Jury meeting in Paris and announcement of the winner
– 15 July – 15 September :
Exhibition of the winning artist’s work in Hydra on the Makariou square, in the heart of the village – 15 September – 15 October : Residence of the winning artist on the island of Hydra – November or December (date to be confirmed) : Round table at Artcurial on the theme of the young contemporary Moroccan scene and presentation by the winning artist of the work of reflection conducted during his residency
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