Kandinsky Prize nominees exhibition opens at Moscow Museum of Modern Art


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The exhibition of the nominees for the Kandinsky Prize, considered one of the most important national awards in the field of contemporary art, opened on Thursday at the Museum of Modern Art in Moscow.

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – October 18, 2021) The exhibition of the nominees for the Kandinsky Prize, considered one of the most important national awards in the field of contemporary art, opened on Thursday at the Art Museum modern Moscow.

The exhibition will run until November 21, 2021.

A list of finalists will be announced in early November and the award winners will be presented at the official awards ceremony, to be held at MMOMA on November 17.

The long list includes 34 works of art: 16 projects of the year, 11 young artists and seven books, including two unpublished manuscripts. Many works nominated for the Kandinsky Prize have been presented in major solo exhibitions held over the past three years at various venues in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod.

One of the most notable exhibits is the installation “Prayers and Heroes” by Andrey Kuzkin, which features many hand-made breadcrumb figures with the artist’s head painted in blood. The work combines Christian symbolism and a notion of the body as a prison of the soul.

Another eye-catching installation “Pool” is created by Vladimir Chernyshev, based in Nizhny Novgorod. The oil slick itself reflects the idea of ​​contradiction between the natural and the human. Man tries to restrict and harness the powers of nature, but oil spills and burning forests become a part of nature dominated by man.

The Kandinsky Prize, an independent Russian prize, was established in 2007 on the initiative of Shalva Breus, President of the International Cultural Foundation BREUS Foundation. The award was named after iconic Russian artist and art theorist Wassily Kandinsky, a pioneer of abstract painting. The main objectives of the Kandinsky Prize are to support and develop Russian contemporary art, to increase its prestige and status around the world.

The Kandinsky Prize is ranked alongside contemporary art prizes such as the British Turner Prize and the French Marcel Duchamp Prize.

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