Artist Vibeke Tandberg has been awarded the 2017 Lorck Schive Kunstpris, Norway’s largest art prize, for Candypool, 2017. Made up of a disassembled pool table and various plaster objects, the work “addresses issues such as recycling and conditions for artistic production.” She received the cash award of nearly $62,000 during a ceremony at the Trondheim Kunstmuseum.
“Lorck Schive Kunstpris is a prize I am very happy to receive because it is professionally grounded at all levels, from nomination process to jurying,” said Tandberg. “Only funds without guidelines guarantee independent art, and there are no alternatives to full freedom for artists. Lorck Schive Kunstpris contributes to this.”