Page Not Found Thesis Award 2020

Page Not Found celebrates the beautiful theses from the twelve Master Artistic Research graduates by awarding this year a prize for excellence in publishing.

Congratulations to Annemarie Wadlow for winning the first Page Not Found Thesis Award with “Women Looking at Women Looking at Women.”

Our award celebrates the thesis which integrates most strongly its own dissemination. The jury pays attention to how the analog or digital publication echoes the thesis’ original research, how its text is embodied, and the related design decisions.
The jury was impressed by how Annemarie’s publication supports the core intent of her thesis: reinstate female artists that misogynistic art history left behind, and advocate collective work. Publishing, that is: making public, is a form most suited to bringing back what was censored, and turns Annemarie’s publication into a gesture well beyond academic requirements. Her intent is strengthened by the decision that almost every aspect of her publication, texts, type fonts and paper, be produced and designed by women, and their contributions, acknowledged on the very first pages. The see-through quality of pages pointedly reminds us that works never exists alone, but in community — a sisterhood that Annemarie brilliantly celebrates!