Hepworth Prize Winner Helen Marten to Share £30,000 Award with Fellow Nominees

November 18th, 2016

helen-marten-via-the-guardianArtist Helen Marten has won the Hepworth Prize for Sculpture in the UK, and has pledged to share the award’s £30,000 purse with her fellow nominees.  “To a certain extent I believe, as I said on stage, in the light of the world’s ever lengthening political shadow, that the art world has a responsibility, if not to suggest a provisional means forward, then at least show an egalitarian platform of democracy,” she said.  “I believe the hierarchical position of art prizes today is, to a certain extent, flawed.”Read more at The Guardian