INNOVATION PRIZE 2015 - SHORTLIST OF NOMINEES
The Expert Committee of the 11th All-Russian competition in contemporary visual art INNOVATION 2015 met at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) on February 15, 2016. A shortlist of nominees in a total of four nominations has been formed as the result of a discussion and voting by Expert Committee members. Due to the fact that the NCCA declined the application to enter Peter Pavlensky’s work The Threat in the “Work of Visual Art” nomination, three Expert Committee members left the Committee: Ilya Dolgov, artist, co-founder of the Voronezh Centre for Contemporary Art; Dmitry Ozerkov, art critic, curator, head of the Contemporary Art Department at the State Hermitage and Anna Tolstova, art critic, author at Kommersant Publishers. The remaining members of the Expert Council have reached a decision not to hold voting in the “Work of Visual Art” nomination due to the refusal of Peter Pavlensky’s application.
NCCA Director General Mikhail Mindlin: “According to the competition regulation, the organizers have the right to decline any application for entry. We have declined to enter a work by Peter Pavlensky, The Threat, in the “Work of Visual Art” nomination. In this case, it became obvious that during the creation of said work certain actions were undertaken, leading to financial and physical damage and breach of the law. The refusal of this application is unrelated to professional judgment. Entering a work that led to a breach of the law in a competition organized by a public organization and held under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation was deemed unacceptable by us. As a result of the discussion, following our decision to decline Peter Pavlensky’s application for entry, the Expert Committee has decided not to hold voting in this nomination. Thus it has been decided not to give an award in the “Work of Visual Art” nomination this year. We are very sorry that other artists’ works entered in this nomination will not be able to compete.
Works in other nominations:
“Curatorial Project” nomination:
Viktor Misiano. Elective Affinities. For the multidisciplinary project “The Human Condition”
Kirill Svetlyakov, Nikolai Smirnov. Science advisor – Dmitry Zamyatin. Metageography: Space – Image – Action
The Unstoppables Group. “The Caucasus” Pavilion
Irina Petrakova, Ivan Novikov, Mikhail Klimin, Matvey Krylov, Nikolai Saprykin, Ilmira Bolotian, Leta Dobrovolskaya, Vitaly Barabanov. Center "Red"
Anna Zhurba. The East: Deconstruction
“New Generation” nomination:
Aslan Gaisumov. Volga
Polina Kanis. The Pool
Evgeny Granilschikov. The War (Unnamed)
Leonid Tskhe. Neopetersburg
Yan Tamkovich. A Large Scale Exposition
“Regional Contemporary Art Project” nomination:
Alisa Prudnikova. 3rd Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art
Alisa Savitskaya and Vladislav Efimov with Ksenia Anufrieva, Elena Belova, Evgenia Strelkova and Olesya Filatova. Museum of Great Hopes
Alisa Bagdonaite, Vera Glazkova, Natalia Levdanskaya. The Rebel Country
Yana Malinovskaya, Mikhail Lylov. Open Space Observations
Elena Kolovskaya, Alisa Prudnikova. 13th International Festival “Contemporary Art at the Traditional Museum”
“Theory, Critique, Art Studies” nomination:
Olga Shishko. The Avant-garde Projections
Viktor Miziano. The Impossible Community. In 3 volumes: Escape Program, ÍÑ, Anthology
Alexander Shaburov. B.U. Kashkin (1935 – 2005): The Life and Work of the Ural Punk Minstrel
Furkat Palvanzade, Denis Drachev, Maria Terekhova, Marina Simakova, Ilya Budraitskis, Maria Kramar, Andrey Shental. The 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Blog
Gleb Ershov. The Global Prime Artist: Pavel Filonov
The INNOVATION 2015 Jury has overwhelmingly voted to give the following two awards in out-of-competition nominations:
“For contribution to the development of contemporary art” – Boris Orlov, artist
“For support of contemporary art in Russia” – Leonid Mikhelson, collector, donor, founder of the V-A-C Foundation
The nominees’ works will be exhibited at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) from April 1 to June 13, 2016.
Press show of the exhibition will take place on March 31 at 17:00 at NCCA
Exhibition opening at NCCA – March 31 at 19:00
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