10th Anniversary Kandinsky Prize to announce 2016 winners

The Udarnik is the venue for the announcement of the winners of the 10th annual Kandinsky Prize scheduled for December 14, 2016. The event will feature an exhibition of the finalists’ works.

The 2016 prize money stays the same: 1,800,000 rubles for the winner of the Project of the Year nomination category and 450,000 rubles for the Young Artist. Project of the Year winner, the third prize entitling the winner to get his/her work published in Russian or English as part of the Breus Publishing project (the Scholarly Work. History and Theory of Contemporary Art nomination category).

The judges will select the winners from among the contest’s top 9 finalists. Each of the nomination categories, Project of the Year, Young Artist. Project of the Year, and Scholarly Work. History and Theory of Contemporary Art, features three finalists.

Below is the shortlist for the Kandinsky Prize Awards 2016 (in alphabetic order):

«Project of the year»

  1. Evgeny Granilshchikov. Untitled (After Destructions)
  2. Andrei Kuzkin. Right to life
  3. Bluesoup group. Cascade

«Young Artist. Project of the year »

  1. Anya Zholud. Worse than nothing
  2. Polina Kanis. The shift
  3. Super Taus (Taus Makhacheva). Untitled 2

«Scholarly work. History and theory of contemporary art»

  1. Georgy Kiesewalter (Russia). The turning 1980-ies in the Soviet nonconformist art
  2. Viktor Misiano (Russia). Vinogradov and Dubosarsky
  3. Alek Epstein (Israel). Oscar Rabine: A life captured on canvas

Following is the roster for the judges’ panel for the 10th Kandinsky Prize:

Nomination categories Project of the Year and Young Artist. Project of the Year

Ekaterina Bobrinskaya, Doctor of Art Criticism, Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Russian Art at the State Institute of Art Studies (Moscow, Russia).

Iara Boubnova, curator, critic, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art (Sofia), Deputy Director of the National Gallery (Sofia, Bulgaria).

Marina Loshak, Director of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow, Russia).

Olga Sviblova, Doctor of Philosophy, Director of the Multimedia Art Museum / the Moscow House of Photography Museum (Moscow, Russia).

Zelfira Tregulova, Director General of the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia).

Maria Tsantsanoglou, Director of the State Museum of Contemporary Art (Thessaloniki, Greece).

Vasili Tsereteli, Executive Director of the Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia).

Nomination category Scholarly Work. History. Theory of Contemporary Art

Ekaterina Andreeva, Candidate of Art Criticism, Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, expert officer at the Department of New Art at the State Russian Museum (Saint Petersburg, Russia).

Ekaterina Bobrinskaya, Doctor of Art Criticism, Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Russian Art at the State Institute of Art Studies (Moscow, Russia).

Ekaterina Vyazova, Candidate of Art Criticism, senior researcher at the State Institute of Art Studies (Moscow, Russia).

Elena Petrovskaya, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Head of the Department of Aesthetics at the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia).

Alexander Yakimovich, Doctor of Art Criticism, critic, full member of the Russian Academy of Arts (academician), chief researcher at the Research Institute of Theory and History of Fine Arts of the Russian Academy of Arts (Moscow, Russia).