Doug Aitken Receives Inaugural $100,000 Frontier Art Prize

October 19th, 2017

Artist Doug Aitken has received the inaugural $100,000 Frontier Art Prize, which “recognizes artistic expression to critically question the way we live and think, now and in the future, at the creative crossroads of art and science; and biology, ecology, chemistry, architecture, food, communications, transportation, medicine, biotechnology, design, space exploration, artificial intelligence and physics,” according to presenters Le Laboratoire and the VIA Art Fund. “As an artist and filmmaker Doug Aitken epitomizes the radical, pioneering spirit that we hope to celebrate with this award,” says Bridgitt Evans, the VIA Art Fund president and founder. “Doug’s ambitious artistic endeavors encourage us to imagine the future while simultaneously slowing us down to critically rethink our present.”

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