Finalists announced for first-of-its-kind Social Impact Arts Prize 2020

The finalists for the Social Impact Arts Prize have been announced.

Founded by the Rupert Art Foundation and the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch, the finalists’ work will be exhibited in Graaff-Reinet at the Jan Rupert Art Centre from April 2020.

Azania Mosaka speaks to Social Impact Arts Prize 2020 co-director Roelof van Wyk and Conceptual artist Kim Lieberman.

The Social Impact Prize is the first of its kind in South Africa and globally it's one of the very few art awards that function on this level.

Roelof van Wyk - Co-Director of the Social Impact Arts Prize 2020

We got 123 projects and it's four times more than what we expected.

Roelof van Wyk - Co-director of the Social Impact Arts Prize 2020

Here is the list of the finalists:

  • HELLO WOLK! by studioMAS and Gustav Praekelt;
  • REVEALING THE CITY by Kim Lieberman and Paragon Architects;
  • The Long Table Project by Kasthuri Naidoo and Ayesha Mukadam;
  • PLANTed by Lorenzo Nassimbeni, Andrew Brose and Casper Lundie;
  • Tears Become Rain by David Brits and Raiven Hansmann; and
  • MIRAGE by Studio August.

An artist has a social, societal and environmental responsibility.

Kim Lieberman - Conceptual Artist

Listen to the full interview below...


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