Barbara Houwers has been longlisted out of over 3,500 entries from artists working in 70 countries worldwide for the 10th Aesthetica Art Prize. The longlist comprises 100 artists working in a range of media, whose selected pieces are published in Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists 2017.
Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, an international art and culture publication with a global readership of 311,000, the prize is a major annual event for British and international artists. The award presents a platform for creatives to engage with a wider audience through the publication, and it also hosts an exhibition for shortlisted artists at York Art Gallery, UK, from 26 May to 10 September. Images of the longlisted works will be shown in a continuous loop on a monitor in the gallery.
The book Future Now enables readers to explore 100 captivating projects from the shortlist and longlist through images and artists’ statements. A series of critical essays also feature, offering contextualisation and mapping trends in today’s visual culture.
Cherie Federico, Director of the Aesthetica Art Prize says: “recognising both innovation and creativity, the Future Now publication showcases original projects from leading artists. The 2017 collections unites 100 practitioners from countries worldwide, providing a glimpse into the shifting landscape of creative expression. We are thrilled with this year’s selection, and encourage art world professionals and enthusiasts alike to explore the works and discover exciting trends as they develop today.”