(Excerpt from 'Pilvi Takala receives the Emdash Award 2013' posted on e-flux. Found here http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/pilvi-takala-receives-the-emdash-award-2013)
The Emdash Award is a major opportunity for an emerging artist working outside the UK to realise a new work at Frieze London.
The recipient of the 2013 Emdash Award is Pilvi Takala.
Takala has chosen to give the opportunity to devise and realise the Emdash Award in 2013 to a group of children. As a starting point for the project, Takala will establish a committee of children, around the age of 12, who in a series of workshops will decide on the final form and scope of the project. By working with this committee Takala aims to establish a collective decision-making process with an outcome that has the potential for children to operate as equals, with a common ground and language. The workshops will take place ahead of the fair, over a three-month period, and will be led by Pilvi Takala and artist and educator Polly Brannan. The committee’s final decisions will be presented at Frieze London 2013.
Takala’s proposal was selected from over 550 applications by artists from across the world. The Emdash Award allows an emerging artist based outside the UK to realise a major project at Frieze London as part of the critically acclaimed Frieze Projects programme.
For more information, click here.
(Image: Pilvi Takala, Wallflower (still), 2006. Video, 10:26 minutes; Courtesy of the artist and Carlos/Ishikawa)