Contemporary art

Awards all around

Award winners

'Tis the season for art awards, it seems. New York city mayor Michael Bloomberg, is due to be honored by the Museum of Modern at their swanky annual “Party in the Garden” on 21 May. The mayor is also doing some honoring of his own: the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge, which he established to support proposals by city planners to improve the lives of their citizens, has award the city of Providence a grand prize $5m for a proposal aiming improve the language skills of the city’s poorest children. The prize includes a work of art created by the New York City Waterfalls artist Olafur Eliasson, who coincidentally has just won the Mies van der Rohe award for contemporary architecture for his work designing Reykjavik’s Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, along with Henning Larsen Architects. Congratulations all around.

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