Juliet Carpenter, EGOLANE, 2022 (video still). Courtesy of the artist
The Walters Prize 2024
Jul 6 – Oct 20, 2024
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

The Walters Prize is Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest and most prestigious contemporary art award. Established in 2002 and now in its 11th iteration, the prize showcases and promotes contemporary art, and has, since its inception, shaped emergent discussion about contemporary New Zealand art. The Walters Prize 2024 marks the first iteration of the award in its new triennial format. As part of the prize, the Gallery presents an exhibition by four artists who have been nominated by an independent jury for their outstanding contribution to contemporary art in Aotearoa New Zealand. The four finalists for the Walters Prize 2024 are Juliet Carpenter, Owen Connors, Brett Graham and Ana Iti. Works by the finalists will be on display in a free exhibition at the Gallery.

The winner of the 2024 Walters Prize will be announced by an esteemed international judge in October.

The Walters Prize is made possible with the generous support of the following:
Founding Benefactors and Principal Donors – Erika and Robin Congreve, Dame Jenny Gibbs.
Major Donors – Dayle Mace, Christopher and Charlotte Swasbrook.

The Walters Prize 2024
Jul 6 – October 20, 2024
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Jimmy DeSana: Salvation
    Primary Information

    Salvation is a previously-unpublished artist book by Jimmy DeSana that he conceptualized shortly before his death in 1990. The publication contains 44 of the artist’s late photographic abstractions that quietly and poetically meditate on loss, death, and nothingness. Depicted within the works are images of relics, body parts, flowers, and fruits that DeSana altered using collage and darkroom manipulations to create pictures that are both intimate and other-worldly. (more…)

  • Anne Imhof: Wish You Were Gay
    Jun 8 – Sep 22, 2024
    Kunsthaus Bregenz
    Bregenz, Austria

    Kunsthaus Bregenz is delighted to announce Wish You Were Gay, an exhibition by Anne Imhof. Spanning all four floors of KUB, Wish You Were Gay is simultaneously a personal survey and an all new body of work that reflects on and further develops a number of core elements that have constituted Imhof’s repertoire of artistic expression. Wish You Were Gay includes bas-reliefs, large scale oil paintings, sculptures, stage elements and stadium lighting, as well as new video works made of archival footage from her origins (more…)

  • Kiki Kogelnik: The Dance
    May 24 – Aug 2, 2024
    Pace Gallery
    London, UK

    Pace is pleased to announce Kiki Kogelnik: The Dance, the first solo presentation of the pioneering artist’s work in London, running from May 24 to August 2.

    This exhibition, whose title draws inspiration from the allegorical Danse Macabre, or the Dance with Death, will include works across various mediums that are emblematic of Kogelnik’s profound exploration of the future possibilities (more…)

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