Den Frie is very happy to announce that Elmgreen & Dragset, Nina Saunders and Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen will receive this year’s Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Grant. This year, the three artists will receive the notable amount of 400 000 DKK each (EUR 56 665) as a reward for their accomplishments so far, and as a stimulation for future productivity.
The aim of this award is to present new and radically surprising artworks to our audience while at the same time building upon the rich tradition and history of both our house and the Nielsen family. The link between the grant and the house is very strong, as Anne Marie Carl Nielsen was among the first members of Den Frie. For more than 50 years now, the grant has been Denmark’s most prestigious award for both sculptors and composers who receive the price alternately on a biannual basis.