Creative Time

2013 Annenberg Prize Winners Announced

July 31st, 2013

Creative Time is pleased to announce that artists Khaled Hourani (Palestinian, b. 1965) and Laurie Jo Reynolds (American, b. 1968) have been selected as the winners of the 2013 Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change. While until now the annual Prize, which is generously supported by Elizabeth K. Sorensen and the Rosenstiel Foundation, has been bestowed upon a single artist, the selection committee this year determined that—in different but equally powerful ways—both Reynolds and Hourani exemplify Creative Time’s commitment to artists whose work provokes awareness of and engagement with critical issues of our time and advances the cause of equity and justice.

The 2013 Prize carries an award of $15,000 per artist. Mr. Hourani and Ms. Reynolds will officially receive the Prize on October 26, at the 2013 Creative Time Summit, where they will speak about their work. This year’s Summit, curated by Creative Time Chief Curator Nato Thompson, is titled Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st Century City. It takes place over two days—October 25 and 26—at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Arts.

Laura Raicovich, Creative Time’s Director of Global Initiatives, of which the Summit is a key program, says: “While Khaled Hourani and Laurie Jo Reynolds are distinctly different artists, each has developed a practice that creates the possibility for change where it has seemed fundamentally and perhaps immovably foreclosed. The jury for the 2013 Prize was struck by the ways in which these artists so superbly and passionately embody the Prize’s intent to honor work that advances the cause of equity and justice in groundbreaking and brave ways.”