Carnegie Art Award 2006
Carnegie Art Award was extablished to promote Nordic contemporary painting and to recognise and support distinguished artists born or living in the Nordic countries.
This year’s first-prize winner is Karin Mamma Andersson, who was known for her whimsical landscape paintings, but has switched to more contemplative impressionism in recent years. Works by Icelandic artists include Eggert Pétursson’s detailed flower paintings and Jón Óskar’s abstract paintings.
The jury members of the Carnegie Art Award 2006 are: Ina Blom, Associate Professor, IFIKK – Department of Art History, University of Oslo; Maaretta Jaukkuri, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki; Lars Nittve, Director, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (chairman); Halldór Björn Runólfsson, Senior Lecturer, Iceland Academy of Fine Art, Reykjavik; Poul Erik Tøjner, Director, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk and Suzanne Pagé, Director, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (guestmember).