Birthe Piontek awarded the Burtynsky Grant for “Abendlied”
1 June 2018 - 16:59, by , in Artists Press, Gallery Jones News, Comments off
Birthe Piontek, "Holding," 2015, from "Abendlied."
Birthe Piontek, “Holding,” 2015, from “Abendlied.”

Congratulations to Birthe Piontek, who has received the 2018 Burtynsky Grant of $5,000 for her book project “Abendlied.”

The jury—Edward Burtynsky, Taia Kwinter (Associate Managing Editor, Aperture), Maxine Proctor (Managing Editor, BlackFlash; director and co-founder, Toronto Art Book Fair) and Marcus Schubert (Director of Media, Publications & Exhibits, Burtynsky Studios)—considered many innovative and compelling book projects from across Canada.

“Birthe Piontek’s ‘Abendlied’ examines how individual relationships in a family are shaped by the processes of growing up, aging, and eventually letting go. Piontek’s well-resolved book project sequences images of her family members interacting with textiles, household objects, and each other to weave a cohesive yet curious narrative about identity and belonging.” – The Jury

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