Award 2015, Liverpool

The recipient of the 2015 Visible Award is The Karrabing Film Collective, a grassroots Indigenous based media group. Filmmaking provides a means of self-organization and social analysis for the Karrabing. Screenings and publications allow the Karrabing to develop local artistic languages and forms and allow audiences to understand new forms of collective Indigenous agency. Their medium is a form of survivance, a refusal to relinquish their country and a means of investigating contemporary social conditions of inequality. The films represent their lives, create bonds with their land, and intervene in global images of Indigeneity. To know more about the project go here.

The Visible Award at its 3rd edition is for the first time decided through an open jury consultation in the form of a temporary parliament. The projects that are publicly debated by the jury have been shortlisted from a long list of 67 projects, selected from a list of 58 art projects nominated by the 2015 Visible advisory board and 98 projects received through open call. 

The jury session -live streamed on October 31 at the Visible website and to audiences in Tate Liverpool’s foyer and open to interaction through social media –  was not simply a dialogue between experts, in order to select an exemplary socially engaged art project, but also a moment for sharing knowledge and collective learning. In the process of assessing the recipient project, the jury also offered an opportunity to deepen the debate around artistic engagement in the public domain.

From Monday, October 26, for the week leading up to the public jury session, Tate Liverpool hosted a free temporary exhibition of these nine shortlisted projects, each represented by a video in the museum’s public foyer.

Projects shortlisted for the 2015 Visible Award have been publicly announced on August 11, 2015, during the evening event, The Night Art Made the Future Visible, part of the Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum, within the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale: All the World’s Futures.

Public announcement of the 2015 shortlisted Projects at the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale

The recipient of the 2015 Visible Award has been awarded in New York City in collaboration with High Line Art and Creative Time Summit on November 13, 2015, on the occasion of the second installment of The Night Art Made the Future Visible.