Kerry Tribe: Recipient of the 2017 Herb Albert Award in the Arts
The Herb Alpert Foundation announced the 2017 winners of its annual Award in the Arts, which are given out annually by the foundation and the California Institute of the Arts. Each award honors a mid-career artists and comes with an unrestricted $75,000 prize. This year's winners are: Luciana Achugar for dance, Kerry Tribe for film/video, Eve Beglarian for music, Daniel Fish for theatre, and Amy Franceschini for visual arts.
Kerry Tribe, for her fearlessness in rethinking and readdressing social issues, her ability to make surprising and moving connections, for her demanding, pleasurable, transformative, and accessible work. They value her empathetic, generous and rare ability to immerse her audiences in new ways of seeing the world.
Past winners have included Simone Leigh, Tania Bruguera, Emily Jacir, Roni Horn, and Kerry James Marshall.
"It's particularly meaningful at this divisive moment to honor and support this year's winners who are rigorous in their reach, alert to the world, and make community as much as they make art," Irene Borger, the director of the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, said in a statement.