Dutch Royal Family Presents Prince Claus Award 2016

  December 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm by

Today, Thursday December 15, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima and Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and Princess Mabel attended the 2016 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.

The winner this year was the Thai indipendent filmmaker and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

As honorary chairman of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented the award. Mr Weerasethakul received the award for its “visual richness, spiritual lyricism and intellectual depth of his provocative work.” During the ceremony was screened the short film installation, Fireworks, that explores Thailand’s political situation through the use of pyrotechnics.

Five other winners were also awarded for their work in the field of culture, development and education.

The Prince Claus Awards are presented by the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development since 1997 annually to artists, thinkers and cultural organizations, particularly in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Prince Claus Fund was established on 6 September 1996 as a tribute to Prince Claus’s dedication to culture and development.

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