Five young installation and multidisciplinary artists were shortlisted today for the 2012 Sobey Art Award, one of Canada’s most prestigious prizes. (Above: Jason de Haan, Salt Beard (Mercury), salt and borrowed bust, 65 x 24 x 24”, 2010)
-Raphaëlle de Groot, Port de tete (detail), 51 x 71.5 cm, 2010. Photo credit Mirko Sabatini
Established in 2002, the award is given to a Canadian artist under 40 who has exhibited in a public or commercial gallery within 18 months of being nominated. The winner will be announced Nov. 16.