It was fantastic to be a part of the three day event, after a fabulous dinner at Ivar Kreuger The Match Palaces on Västra Trädgårdsgatan we partied at the Presidential Room. Under the sky (with a transparent plastic roofs between us) we were surrounded by Milles fountain sculptures. The prize winners received €20 000 each, and € 100 000 and €25 000 to fund new shows and new publications.

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blog.php-28 The after-party took place at the Presidential Room

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blog.php-26 Unusually good pre-mixed drinks offered at the Absolut Art Award

blog.php-25 The legendary Stockholm gallerist Eva Livijn enjoying the evening

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blog.php-22 Dinner entertainment, Christer Lancelot

blog.php-21 Lisa Ivermark, one of the Swedish cogs in the international art world

blog.php-20 Chaired by Massimiliano Gioni as artistic director at the New Museum in New York and at the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi in Milan. Gioni was also curator of the acclaimed Venice Biennale two years ago. Other jury consists of Magali Arriola, Negar Azimi, Doryun Chong and Jessica Morgan

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blog.php-17 The second prize winner was Mark Godfrey who won the 2015 Award for "Art Writing"

blog.php-16 Frances Stark won the award for "Art Work"

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All photos taken by Roberto Chamorro for Absolut Art Award.

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