Announced the shortlist for the `Kandinsky`

titleAnnounced the shortlist for the most cash Russian award in contemporary art "Kandinsky Prize". Winners were named in three main categories: project of the year", "Young artist of the year" and "Media art".This was reported by RIA "Novosti" the organizers of the award."This year presents more interesting work than in the past, when the awards has arisen. The exhibition "Kandinsky Prize" really managed to show the cross-section of modern artistic life", - told a jury member of the award Catherine Bobrinskaya.She added that each jury member voted on their own, "putting the number of points from 0 to 10 for each job", and according to the result of the vote in a three of leaders included those who scored more points. The interlocutor of Agency has underlined that each followed his own criteria."Personally, it was important that in the present work, the clarity of artistic expression, to make it clear that he wants to say to the artist, and that it was a work, not entertainment. In addition, the work of applying for the award must be properly executed," she explained.In the nomination "project of the year" entered Alexey Belyaev-Gintovt with two jobs "Brothers and sisters" and "Motherland-Daughter, Dmitry Gutov with the project "B/Y" and Boris Orlov installation "Parade of astral bodies". For the victory in the nomination "Young artist of the year" Anna vie Acorn installation "cultural Institution", Diana Machulin with subject "Labour" and Grigory Yushchenko with the project "insect Bites". For leadership in the category "new Media art" claim video group "PG" ("Installing mobile propaganda ) and the group of "Blue soup" ("defense"), as well as video of Vladimir Logutov interpenetration of the visible and real".The exhibition, which opened on November 6 at the Central house of artists, presents 60 of projects nominated for the "Kandinsky Prize" in 2008 and selected by the jury after two competitive rounds of 337 applications.The prize Fund this award in the field of contemporary art is 50 thousand euros. Prize three winners will be awarded on December 9 at the contemporary art center "Winzavod".The jury this year has remained virtually unchanged - is the chief editor of the magazine "ArtChronika" Nicholas Milk it included the head of the art Department at the Russian Museum Alexander Borovsky. The second time appreciate Russian modern art curator of the National museums of France, Jean-Hubert Martin, curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Valerie Higgins, the former head of Department of the newest currents of the Tretyakov gallery Andrey Yerofeev, art historian Catherine Bobrinskaya and Director of Deutsche Bank art, Friedhelm Hutte. Source: Announced the shortlist for the "Kandinsky Prize"".

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