P3: Post-Photography Prototyping Prize 2016

SUPPORTING DEVELOPMENTAL WORK BY YOUNG ARTISTS IN
POST-PHOTOGRAPHY

In collaboration with the Julius Baer Foundation

SUPPORTING DEVELOPMENTAL WORK BY YOUNG ARTISTS IN POST-PHOTOGRAPHY

P3 engages directly with the creative and conceptual opportunities for photography opened up by digital technologies. Photography now is primarily an algorithmic form, linked to data processing, the network, multi-platform presentation, and the merging of still and moving media. Some of its characteristics include an involvement with the circulatory power of the digital image, the significance of strategies of adoption or appropriation, and an interest in processes of digital figuration akin to the graphic arts. Socially, post-photography escapes categories of occupational definition and engages artists who work with a variety of visual media and technologies of development.

P3 aims to build on the developmental aspects of digital culture and encourages the formulation of prototypes. Earlier this year a selection of international experts was asked to nominate young artists working in post-photography. Forty nominees submitted proposals and a shortlist of five were selected by a jury to enter a prototyping phase.

SHORTLISTED ARTISTS 2016

Faith Holland (USA), Brenna Murphy (USA), Simen Musæus & AE (NO), Mario Santamaría (ES), Maximilian Schmoetzer (DE)

NOMINATORS

Katherine Albers (USA), Inke Arns (DE), Melanie Bühler (CH), Marco de Mutiis (IT), Joan Fontcuberta (ES), Beate Gütschow (DE), Marvin Heiferman (USA), Sabine Himmelsbach (DE), Natasha Hoare (NL), Ingrid Hoelzl (AU), Tina Kukielski (USA), Alessandro Ludovico (IT), Arthur Ou (USA), Rolf Quaghebeur (BE), Domenico Quaranta (IT), Sadaf Raza (IN), Raqs Media Collective (IN), Thomas Seelig (DE), Jörg Scheller (CH), Katrina Sluis (GB), Hito Steyerl (DE), Penelope Umbrico (USA), Nadine Wietlisbach (CH)

JURY

Jan Bielinski (Julius Bär Foundation), Melanie Bühler (freelance curator), Duncan Forbes (Fotomuseum Winterthur), Marco de Mutiis (Fotomuseum Winterthur)

The shortlisted artists were invited to produce a prototype of their concept, which was presented on 11 November 2016 at the Centre Culturel Suisse during Paris Photo 2016. The winner of the prize was selected and announced at an award ceremony in Winterthur on 13 November 2016. The winner Brenna Murphy was awarded CHF 10,000 to develop a final version of the work in question.