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We annually hand out the Van Lanschot Kempen Art Prize to a mid-career artist working in the Benelux. In 2018 the jury of the Van Lanschot Kempen Art Prize granted the award to Mark Manders.
Collection Museum Voorlinden, courtesy Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp & Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York/Los Angeles
During a thorough selection the jury was most impressed by the quality and originality of the body of work of Mark Manders. His individual works are conceptually intriguing and aesthetically attractive, but more importantly each and every individual artwork forms part of a bigger ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’, as Manders continuously works on and expands the notion of his ‘Self-Portrait as a Building’.
Art and culture are part of the DNA of Van Lanschot Kempen. The support of art, culture, artists and museums has been the way for us to contribute to the preservation and building of our cultural heritage. A cultural heritage where craftsmanship and mastery are self-evident. Therefore we annually hand out the Van Lanschot Kempen Art Prize to a mid-career artist working in the Benelux. Since the edition of 2018 a jury nominates candidates and selects the winner each year. The jury consists of:
The Van Lanschot Kempen Art Prize (formerly the J.C van Lanschot prize) was first awarded in 1992. The winning artist in 2018 is rewarded with: