In search of the latest, minty-fresh art? Altoids and the New Museum in New York City recently announced the winners of the first Altoids Award, given to four emerging American artists.
The winners of this year’s $25,000 awards were all nominated by artists, and then selected from a pool of 46 by a jury comprised of three internationally known artists—sculptor Paul McCarthy, photographer and filmmaker Cindy Sherman and installation artist Rirkrit Tiravanija.
The work of the inaugural Altoids Award winners covers a variety of mediums, from video and performance to drawing. Winners include Ei Arakawa, who works with dance, actions and objects to create performance art; Michael Patterson-Carver, who creates politically charged color drawings; Lauren Kelly, who works in stop-motion animation; and filmmaker Michael Stickrod. The four artists’ work will be featured in an exhibition at the New Museum through Oct. 12.