Alicia Frankovich is one of the four artists shortlisted for this year's Walters Prize. She talks about Floor Resistance, the work selected by the jury, on Radio New Zealand's Arts on Sunday today at 2:53pm.
Named after one of New Zealand's greatest artists (Gordon Walters) the $50,000 prize is awarded every two years to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to contemporary visual art in New Zealand. A jury of New Zealand curators and critics select four finalists who present their work in an exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery and an international judge selects the winning artist. The previous judges have been Harald Szeeman (2002), Robert Storr (2004), Carloyn Christov-Bakargiev (2006), Catherine David (2008) and Vicente Todoli (2010). This year's judge is Mami Kataoka, chief curator at the Mori Museum of Art, Tokyo and co-curator of the 2012 Gwangju Biennale.