Absolut announced the nominees for its 2017 Absolut Art Award today. In total, there are 49 nominees across two categories—Art Work and Art Writing.
Both awards come with a €20,000 (about $22,500) prize, along with an additional €100,000 ($112,400) toward an upcoming project for the Art Work category, and an additional €25,000 ($28,100) toward a new publication for the Art Writing category.
The 39 artist nominees were chosen by Philippe Pirotte, Thelma Golden, Nan Oforiatta-Ayim, Venus Lau, François Quintin, Solveig Øvstebø, Bart van der Heide, Diana Campbell Betancourt, Sohrab Mohebbi, and Michelle Kuo. In January, a jury led by Daniel Birnbaum will reveal the five finalists.
The list of nominees follows in full below.
Dineo Seshee Bopape
Serge Attukwei Clottey
Yaw Brobbey Kyei
Willem de Rooij
Lee Weng Choy