Award Ceremony Coverage by artforum.com
The winners of the 2016 Global Fine Art Awards were announced during a gala at New York’s National Arts Club on February 11. There were a total of seventy-eight nominees from twenty-two countries. This year’s judges were Hamburg-based writer and curator Barbara Aust-Wegemund; Dean Phelus of the American Alliance of Museums in Washington, DC; James M. Bradburne of the Pinacoteca di Brera and Biblioteca Braidense in Milan; art historian and curator Gina Costa; and Joe Lin-Hill of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo. Winners were selected for the following categories: contemporary and postwar art; Impressionist and modern art; Renaissance, Baroque, old masters, and dynasties; ancient art; public art; design; photography; and fringe. Others were also recognized with the YOUNIVERSAL award, determined by public votes from people all over the world, and the Twitter-based YOU-2 award.