Yoko Ono. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Yoko Ono. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.

Yoko Ono To Be Awarded Austrian Kokoschka Art Prize

by Andrew Tijs on December 22, 2011

in News

Musician, artist and Beatle widow Yoko Ono has been chosen as 2012’s winner of Austria’s Oskar Kokoschka art prize.

Yoko Ono. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.

Yoko Ono. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.

The jury chose Ono for her “artistic body of work and the dedicated socio-political positioning” and her “outstanding artistic personality” associated with the Fluxus movement in the ‘60s, according to a (statement from jury chairman Gerald Bast, director of the University of Applied Arts (via GoogleTranslate).

The prize, named after 20th century Austrian Expressionist painter and poet Oskar Kokoschka, was established in the year of his death in 1980 and is awarded biannually to outstanding contemporary artists and comes with a nifty €20,000.

Former winners include William Kentridge, Agnes Martin, Gunter Brus, John Baldessari and, in 2010, Raymond Pettibon, best known for his punk rock posters, the Black Flag logo, and Sonic Youth’s Goo cover art.

Ono will pick up her prize during a ceremony in March next year.

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Daft Punk photo by Tim Cashmere, Noise11, photo
Daft Punk Become First French Act To Top Australian Chart

Daft Punk climbs a place from their No.2 debut last week to claim the ARIA Singles Chart crown with the track “Get Lucky”, making them the first French Group to take the honor, plus the track is now Gold (●) in sales.

May 5, 2013
Pink at the Forum Theatre 2012
Pink The Truth About Love Was Australia’s Top Album Of 2012

Pink had the biggest selling album of 2012 in Australia with 'The Truth About Love.

January 8, 2013
Paul Kelly - Image By Damien Loverso, Noise11, Photo
Paul Kelly, Bamboos, Lanie Lane To Perform At 2012 Independent Music Awards

Paul and Dan Kelly, The Bamboos with Tim Rogers, Lanie Lane, and more will perform at the 2012 Jagermeister Independent Music Awards.

September 5, 2012
Nero - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Parklife Line-up Includes Nero, Presets And Passion Pit

Here is the line-up for Parklife 2012 and it includes The Presets, Nero and Passion Pit as well as Plan B, Tame Impala and Chairlife.

June 19, 2012
Sigur Ros
Beck and Sigur Ros Expected To Appear On Harvest Festival, 2012

Fans of Sigur Ros and Beck fans had better make sure they have some festival money lying around because the second annual Harvest Festival is expected to be announced soon and according to one industry insider, Sigur Ros and Beck going to be on it.

May 30, 2012
Everclear
Everclear Announce Australian Tour

Portland alt-rockers Everclear return to Australian audiences after 14 years .

May 28, 2012
Flight Of The Conchords
Flight Of The Conchords Add Another Perth Show

Kiwi comic folk duo Flight Of The Conchords book their third stadium show in Perth. Madness.

May 24, 2012