The exhibition of the National Painting Award sponsored by the Central Bank of Argentina , was launched on December, Thursday 15. It will be open to the public Mondays through Fridays, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, in the BCRA’s Museum located at San Martín 216, City of Buenos Aires.
During the opening, Federico Sturzenegger and curator Eva Grinstein gave out the Great Prize for Distinguished Painters to master Julio Le Parc for his work "Mobile Bleu Sur Blanc" 1960/1995.
The purpose of this prize is to promote and spread Argentine contemporary art. Its ninth edition gathered over 2000 works by 763 artists from all over the country. The wining works have been chosen by a jury made up by Mercedes Casanegra, Rafael Cippolini, Tulio de Sagastizábal, Silvia Gurfein, and Oscar Smoljan.
1° Prize | Alfredo Prior
2° Prize | Joaquín Boz
3° Prize | Verónica Calfat
Purchase Mention | Carlos Masoch
Purchase Mention |Graciela Hasper
Stimulus Prize for Artists under 35 years of age:
1° Prize | Agustina Quiles
2° Prize | Christian Dalla
Purchase Mention for Young Artists | Fabio Risso Pino
Purchase Mention for Young Artists | Camila Carella
Purchase Mention for Young Artists | Julieta Barderi
The Great Prize for Distinguished Painters and wining works will be part of the Central Bank’s heritage.
The exhibition also shows selected works by the following artists: Walter Álvarez, Carlos Bissolino, Florencia Bohtlingk, Hernán Cédola, Juan Pablo Chain, Carlos Cima, Lucía Delfino, Marcolina Dipierro, Mariana Ferrari, Daniel García, Gala Gonzáles Magnasco, Carolina Grassi, Vicente Grondona, María Guerrieri, Lucas Jalowski, Federico Lanzi, Lux Lindner, Alejandro Montaldo, Fátima Pecci Carou, Sandro Pereira, Gastón Rasgido, Leila Tschopp, and Valeria Vilar.
December 16, 2016