LITERATURE AWARD 2016

Art critic Sini Mononen was given the award, €10.000, for the essay in the book Minna Långström & Sini Mononen: Sulaminen / Att smälta / To Melt (Poesia, 2016).


Sini Mononen. Photo: Patrik Rastenberger

HONORABLE MENTION

Harri Kalha: Rut Bryk – Elämän taide (EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art)
Otto Karvonen: Please act like nothing happened. (self-published)
Jyrki Siukonen: Tapaus Avantgarde. Väärennökset ja Turun skandaali (Kustannus Oy Taide)
Niina Lehtonen Braun: These Foolish Things Remind Me of You (Kerber Verlag, Germany)

Finnish Art Society gives annually an award for “the best art book of the year”. The award, €10.000, is given to writers, editors or illustrators for advancing art literature in Finland.

Art books published in Finland in 2017 (2-3 copies) can be sent until 31.10.2017 to the address:
Finnish Art Society / Literary Award
c/o Kunsthalle Helsinki
Nervanderinkatu 3
00100 Helsinki

The Literature Award will be given in December. Art books published in November–December can participate in the following year’s book contest.

Literature Committee 2016
Chair: Asko Mäkelä, Lic.Phil.
Members: Heikki Kastemaa, art critic; Johanna Lecklin, visual artist