On Wednesday, 6 March 2019, the New Carlsberg Foundation’s Art Awards were handed out at the foundation’s annual award event at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. In 2019, the New Carlsberg Foundation’s Artist Grants were awarded to the pictorial artists Jesper Just and Julie Nord of DKK 150,000.
From board member Stine Høholt’s speech at the award event: “Jesper Just has made it his mission to create works that lay bare the heart and soul for all to see. He has a way of exposing our innermost core: vulnerability, hope, love. Jesper digs deep and has an epically wide reach. His films are mysterious like myth but still explain all the things that life is about.”