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Prix Pictet: Fire
David Uzochukwu: Wildfire, 2015,
from the series In The Wake, 2015-2020.
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Number 8.

Prix Pictet: Fire

Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige » Rinko Kawauchi » Sally Mann » Christian Marclay » Fabrice Monteiro » Lisa Oppenheim » Mak Remissa » Carla Rippey » Mark Ruwedel » Brent Stirton » David Uzochukwu » Daisuke Yokota »

Exhibition: 23 Mar – 29 Apr 2023

Thu 23 Mar 18:00


Meeting House Square
D02 X406 Dublin

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Tue-Sat 11-17

Prix Pictet: Fire
Fabrice Monteiro: Untitled #9, 2016,
from the series The Prophecy, 2013-2020.
Courtesy of the artist and ADAGP

The Irish premiere exhibition of 'Prix Pictet: Fire' presents powerful photographs exploring the pertinent topic of 'Fire' by thirteen international photographers. The free exhibition features Sally Mann's award winning art pieces, together with work by 13 acclaimed artists from Austria, Belgium, Benin, Cambodia, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Switzerland, USA addressing issues of climate change and sustainability across the globe.

'Prix Pictet: Fire' is the ninth edition of the Prix Pictet Prize, which harnesses the power of photography to draw global attention to issues of sustainability and the environment. The Prix Pictet Prize is an important presence in the international art sector. It has played an important role in highlighting the issue of the environment and sustainability. Prix Pictet has led the way in promoting the work of photographers from Africa and Asia, challenging and rethinking the power dynamics of the international art world.

About the Prize: The Prix Pictet is a global award with a unique commitment to promoting discussion and debate on issues of sustainability and the environment. The bodies of work nominated for the prize all respond to the theme of 'fire', with the shortlisted photographers drawing on both major global events and personal experiences as inspiration. The resulting works span documentary, portraiture, landscape, collage and studies of light and process.

Prix Pictet: Fire
Sally Mann: Blackwater 32,
from the series Blackwater, 2008-2012.
Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian.

The shortlisted photographers are based in five continents across the world. American photographer Sally Mann was presented with the award for her series Blackwater (2008-2012). 'Prix Pictet: Fire' features other established photographers including Rinko Kawauchi who photographed firework displays throughout summers in Japan, and Christian Marclay whose series of photographic prints began as small-scale collages featuring fragments from comic books, movie stills and images found on the internet. They are joined by young and emerging names in photography, including David Uzochukwu, whose portraiture series In The Wake is set within an unknown landscape on fire.

A fully illustrated booklet detailing the works in the exhibition is available free of charge to visitors and school groups. A major book features over 100 contemporary masterpieces drawn from the global call available to purchase.

Prix Pictet: Fire
Brent Stirton:A young girl plays with a kerosene flame inside a poor household in rural West Bengal, India, 2013
from the series Burns Capital Of The World
Courtesy of the artist and Getty Images
Prix Pictet: Fire
Rinko Kawauchi: Untitled, 2001, from the series Hanabi
Courtesy of the artist