Prizes > The Marmite Prize for Painting II (2008)
Installation view, The Marmite Prize for Painting II, studio1.1, 2008
The Marmite Prize for Painting II was dedicated to the artist Oliver Kossack and had an along the ceiling hang.
Dedicating the prize this year to a more personal choice, the Leipzig-based painter Oliver Kossack, his work seen and admired in Budapest, had a different, and more personal outcome. First a phone message from a man saying
'My name is Oliver Kossack and I've been told the Marmite Prize has been dedicated to me. Or my namesake. Do you know the reason for that?'
Right. Is he going to ask for his name to be removed from this questionable enterprise?
Here's his follow up email -
'I herewith embrace to the utmost the honour of having this year's Marmite Prize dedicated to me. That's quite good.
I think we should meet, for I am dedicated.
How about I come to the opening?
Even if you don't mean me, I would love to meet my namesake(s) on that occasion.
Best from Leipzig, German Democrazy Republik.
Essay that goes at the start of the Catalogue, The Marmite Prize , 2008
studio1.1, London (November 2008)
Dai Roberts, IAO
Paint on plywood, 40 x 30cm each, 2007
Winner: Dai Roberts
Runners-up: Eve Peasnall, David Drey
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Iain Andrews, Jeff Asan, Richard Bateman, Karl Bielik, Christopher Bond, Alex Bowen, Ruth Calland, Graham Carrick, Herzog Dellafiore, Freya Douglas Morris, David Drey, Louisa Durose, Howard Dyke, Andrew Ekins, Pippa Gatty, Edmund Goubert, Paddy Gould, Kate Groobey, Alex Hamilton, Stephen Harwood, Alex Heaton, Sarah Jane Hender, Russell Herron, Adam Holmes Davies, Velika Janeva, Vineta Kaulaca, Kounosuke Kawakami, Kate Lyddon, Marisol Malatesta, Kevin Mason, Hugh McCarthy, Eleanor Moreton, Flore Nove-Josserand, Eve Peasnall, Kes Richardson, Dai Roberts, Benjamin Senior, David Small, Zachary Stadel, Christopher Stevens, Dana Suckling, Edward Todd, Gavin Toye, Ross Walker, David Ben White, George Williams, Nicola Williams, William Wright, Michaela Zimmer
The works for exhibition were
shortlisted by The Marmite Prize
for Painting curators Marcus Cope and Stephanie Moran and studio1.1
Co-Directors' Keran James & Michael Keenan.
Selectors & Judges: