Fashion designer Dries Van Noten will be given on October 18, the cultural prize Province of Antwerp presented for his contribution to the Antwerp’s cultural life. That made the province Friday known. The jury distinguishes it From Notes because he is “continuous renewal” and because of its social relevance.
According to provincial deputy for Culture Luk Lemmens (N-VA), which, together with the Antwerp, Mechelen and Turnhoutse cultuurschepenen, UAntwerpen-professor Annick Schramme and gallery owner Adriaan Raemdonck of the jury in the present, honors the Award is not only the figure Dries Van Noten itself, but also the fashion industry as a whole. That last is too often overlooked as a cultural sector, what it sounds like.
“Dries Van Noten is a person who is both his artistic journey as his business approach distinguishes as a successful representative of our fashion industry,” says Lemmens. “He is without a doubt an international pole of attraction for Antwerp.” Predecessors of Nuts as a laureate of the cultural prize Province of Antwerp, were former Antwerp cultuurschepen Eric Antonis and Paul Schyvens, the driving force behind theatre De Roma. The price is, in principle, be awarded every two years and includes a prize money of 7,500 euro.
In the fashion museum Province of Antwerp ran last year, the exhibition “Dries Van Noten – Inspirations”, that more than 90,000 people visited and therefore the most visited exhibition ever was in our country. (Belga)