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Jeanne van Heeswijk rewarded with 2011 Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change

Date uploaded: September 5, 2011

The Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change is presented annually by Creative Time to an artist whose work has been devoted to instigating social awareness and harnessing the communicative power of art to engage communities around important public issues.

Previous recipients include the Yes Men (2009) and Rick Lowe (2010). Jeanne van Heeswijk (born in 1965, in Schijndel, The Netherlands/lives and works in Rotterdam) is recognized globally for her intensive, long-term commitment to community organizing and social involvement as artistic practice.

“At a time when the pressures of the art market continue to increase, it is so important to recognize artists whose commitment and practice extends beyond the art world by transforming communities in need, engaging broad publics, and inspiring a younger generation of artists.” -Anne Pasternak, Director Creative Time.

The award will be presented at the third annual Creative Time Summit conference at NYU Skirball Center on 23rd September, 2011.

Liverpool Biennial

Jeanne van Heeswijk is working for the Liverpool Biennial, with a group of young people from the Anfield/Breckfield area not in education, employment or training to develop spaces for their community using both the redundant terraced housing and vacant ground in Anfield. For more information, click here.

Exhibition period Netwerk, Aardappel, Eigenheimer extended

The Chabot Museum Rotterdam has prolonged Jeanne van Heeswijk’s first solo exhibition until 25th September. There will also be several special activities during the upcoming Wereld van Witte de With Festival (September 9 - 11).

New works in Moscow and Bordeaux

From the 8th September - 6th November, Jeanne will present a new work that she made for the exhibition 'Impossible Communities' in the Moscow Museum Of Modern Art. In Bordeaux she will participate from 6th - 16th October in the Evento 2011 with her project 'The Great Unpacking of Associative Life'.  

Visit creativetime.org/programs/archive/2010/annenberg/index.html