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Mary Sibande Wins 2013 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art

Space Sunday World’s Boitumelo Tlhoalele recently reported on the 2013 Standard Bank Young Artist Award-winners, including Mary Sibande, whose work is also featured in Space: Currencies in Contemporary African Art. According to Tlhoalele, Sibande, who won in the category for Visual Arts, is known for her “chivalrous collection” Long Live the Dead Queen, which “was draped across the Joburg cityscape for months”.

If the Standard Bank Young Artists Awards are anything to go by, then 2013 will be the year of the underdogs with chutzpah and ground-breaking promise.
Among other things, the awards exist to recognise emerging young artists who present new dimensions in art and self-expression

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