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The new Swiss Life Prize


Her name is Nathalie Martin and she is the new General Delegate of the Swiss Life Foundation. She has just presented the 4th edition of the prize which she has profoundly modified.

Finished are the duos music and photography chosen by others, the call today is addressed to duos already formed and who have the habit and the legitimacy to already create together! and, she says: “We wanted to open the selection of artists at the national level and make the Prize live for two years. Our goal: that the general public and Swiss Life employees can take ownership of the work, with a variety of venues in Paris and in the region such as salons, museums, galleries … ”

Each laureate will receive a grant of € 15,000 over 2 years, and the Swiss Life Foundation will also cover the production costs of the work.

– A photographic work and music of the common work will be edited.

– The winning project will be selected by a jury of professionals from the world of photography and music.

An Open Café will be open during the Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles: Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th  of July 2019 from 10:30 to 12:30, at the MYOP gallery at 5 rue du Cloitre in Arles.

The Swiss Life Foundation will also be present at the Rencontres during the Night of the Year on Friday, July 5th: “Digital After Love. What will remain of our loves? », The winning work of the 3rd edition of the Swiss Life Prize with 4 hands, by Ruppert Pupkin and Oan Kin.

The call for applications for the new Swiss Life 4 Hands Prize will be open from Monday July 1st to Friday November 1st 2019 at The final jury will meet in January 2020 to choose the winning duo.

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