The Kandinsky Prize, the largest independent national project in the sphere of Russian contemporary art, established by the ArtChronika Foundation, launches its major annual exhibition of 2009 nominees.

The Kandinsky Prize, the largest independent national project in the sphere of Russian contemporary art, established by the ArtChronika Foundation, launches its major annual exhibition of 2009 nominees. The exhibition will be on view November 3-26, 2009, at the Moscow Central House of Artists. The exposition and design is by Andrei Erofeev, architecture is by Boris Bernaskoni.
At the exhibition at the Moscow Central House of Artists, on the floor space of 3,5 thousand sq m, the works of all 45 nominees of the Kandinsky Prize, with the total fund of 60 thousand Euros, are presented in three nominations:
The Project of the Year – 24 nominees (40 thousand Euros);
The Young Artist of the Year. The Project of the Year – 10 nominees (up to 30 years, 7 thousand Euros);
Media Art. The Project of the Year – 11 nominees (10 thousand Euros).
Regarding the competition’s prospects this year, Aleksandr Borovsky, the head of the contemporary art trends department of the State Russian Museum ( St Petersburg) said, “A number of excellent works have been submitted, there is a lot to choose from. Moreover, the main condition of the Prize, to submit works of last 1-2 years, was dutifully observed. I expect an interesting competition”.