Cultural Innovation Prize 2014

Johan Idema among the prize finalists

Johan Idema has been shortlisted for the first edition of the Cultural Innovation International Prize. His project, tentatively called ‘Art Meal’, takes the restaurant experience as a source of inspiration, as a metaphor, and as the organizing principle for creating a new, innovative exhibition format. The audience goes through a sequence of activities that is similar to the dining experience. There is only one major difference: the food is replaced by art.

Out of then shortlisted projects an international jury will select the winning entry.  The jury includes Marcos García (Medialab-Prado), Nina Simon (MAH Santa Cruz), Mark Miller (Tate), Johan Moerman (Rotterdam Festivals), Juan Insua (CCCBLab) and Conxa Rodà (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya). The winner will be announced in the award ceremony on June 10.

About the Prize
The Cultural Innovation International Prize is a biannual competition announced by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) to stimulate innovation in the field of culture. The winning project will receive a prize of 10.000 euros. If appropriate, the project will be developed at the CCCB, which will provide the necessary support.

One of the Prize’s objectives is to explore the culture scene of coming years, by following up the clues offered by culture today. This Prize aims to encourage reflection and practice by stimulating the development of projects as probes to explore the possible futures of culture.


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Read more here about Art Meal

Read more here about the Cultural Innovation Internationa Prize

Read more here about the ten final projects.