Shell Art Award 2009

Daikanyama Hillside Forum

poster for Shell Art Award 2009

This event has ended.

The Shell Art Prize was founded in 1956, and went on to exert considerable influence on the art world. Along with the newer Showa Shell Contemporary Art Prize established during the Heisei period (1989-), the aim is to discover promising young contemporary painters (under 40).

This year's edition of the prize attracted 1666 entries from 1093 artists in an open call for works that hopes to give the flagging art market a boost. After a rigorous screening process, 37 works were chosen to receive awards, including one semi-Grand Prix winner, three Jury Prize winners and three honorable mentions. Although Shinnosuke Yoshida's "In the Forest" won the support and approval of the jury, it was decided that none of the submitted works were deserving of the Grand Prix - instead, a "semi-Grand Prix" was awarded to the most outstanding entry.

[Image: 2009 semi-Grand Prix winner, Shinnosuke Yoshida "In the Forest"]

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From 2009-11-11 To 2009-11-15
10:00-19:00 (last entry 18:30) *Open everyday throughout exhibition period

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