<![CDATA[PinchukArtCentre news]]> Copyright 2017 pinchukartcentre.org http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news http://pinchukartcentre.org/_img/logo-pac.gif <![CDATA[PinchukArtCentre news]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org <![CDATA[PinchukArtCentre Announces 20 Nominees for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31627 The shortlist has been formed by the Selection Committee based on the results of the selection from more than 650 applications submitted by young Ukrainian artist from all regions of Ukraine and foreign countries.

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http://pinchukartcentre.org PinchukArtCentre Announces 20 Nominees for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018 http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31627 news Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:44:37 +0300 PinchukArtCentre has announced 20 artists nominated for the 5th edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize, a nationwide prize in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists up to 35. The shortlist has been formed by the Selection Committee based on the results of the selection from more than 650 applications submitted by young Ukrainian artist from all regions of Ukraine and foreign countries.

Shortlist of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018 includes: Mykhailo Alekseienko (27, Kyiv), Iuliana Golub (27, Kharkiv), Taras Kamennoi (32, Kharkiv), Mykola Karabinovych (29, Odessa), Pavlo Khailo (29, Lugansk/Kyiv), Alina Kleitman (26, Kharkiv), Vitalii Kokhan (30, Sumy/Kharkiv), Iuliia Kryvych (29, Dnipro), Sasha Kurmaz (30, Kyiv), Larion Lozovyi (29, Kyiv), Roman Mikhaylov (28, Kharkiv/Kyiv), Oleg Perkowsky (33, Kamianets-Podilskyi/Lviv), Sergii Radkevych (30, Lutsk/Lviv), Yevgen Samborsky (33, Ivano-Frankivsk/Kyiv), Dmytro Starusiev (32, Makiivka), Ivan Svitlychnyi (28, Kharkiv/Kyiv), Ekaterina Yermolaeva (32, Donetsk/Kyiv), Anna Zvyagintseva (30, Dnipro/Kyiv) and groups: Yarema Malashchuk (24, Kolomiya/Kyiv) and Roman Himey (25, Kolomiya/Kyiv), Revkovskiy and Rachinskiy (Daniil Revkovskiy,24, Kharkiv; Andrij Novikov, 27, Kharkiv). 

After considering all the applications, the Committee, was guided both by the general practice of an artist and by the works submitted by an artist which, in her/his opinion are representative. The decision was made based on consensus only. Practices that give space for new experience and artists who deviate from the “area of common knowledge” and develop their own creative models in an unobvious field were of the biggest interest to the Committee.

The Shortlist Selection Committee members are:

  • Andrij Bojarov, artist and independent curator of media art and photography projects;
  • Tatiana Kochubinska, curator of the Research Platform at the PinchukArtCentre, art historian, researcher; 
  • Ksenia Malykh, art historian, member of the PinchukArtCentre’s Research Platform team, co-founder of OK Projects, curator of the visual program of the Closer art center, member of the expert council for contemporary art at the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine; 
  • Tiberiy Szilvashi, artist, curator, lecturer, and essayist;
  • Yulia Vaganova, art manager, art historian, curator of programs and deputy director on museum and exhibition work of the Mystetskyi Arsenal.

An exhibition of the works of the twenty nominees will go on show at the PinchukArtCentre from February to May 2018.  

The winners of the Prize will be announced at the award ceremony in March 2018. A distinguished international jury will award the Main Prize of UAH 250 000 and two Special Prizes of UAH 60 000 each. In addition, the winners will each have an internship in studios of the world’s leading artists. A Public Choice winner will be determined by votes of the visitors attending the exhibition of the shortlisted artists and will be awarded UAH 25 000. 

The winner of the Main Prize will be automatically included in the shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2019 – an international art prize for young artists. 

Statistic data on the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018 application results:

Overall number of applications 

  • Individual 625
  • Group 46

Total: 671

Age (here and below is data based on individual applications):

  • 16-20 — 19
  • 21-25 — 131
  • 26-30 — 207
  • 31-35 — 268

Regions (Oblasts):

  • Kyiv Oblast - 305
  • Lviv Oblast - 57
  • Kharkiv Oblast - 39
  • Dnipropetrovsk Oblast - 31
  • Odesa Oblast - 29
  • Volyn Oblast - 15
  • Kherson Oblast - 12
  • Zaporizhzhia Oblast - 11
  • Sumy Oblast - 11
  • Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast - 9
  • Donetsk Oblast - 9
  • Poltava Oblast - 8
  • Vinnytsia Oblast - 7
  • Chernihiv Oblast - 6
  • Chernivtsi Oblast - 6
  • Ternopil Oblast - 6
  • Zakarpatska Oblast - 5
  • Khmelnytskyi Oblast - 5
  • Cherkasy Oblast - 4
  • Rivne Oblast - 4
  • Kirovohrad Oblast - 3
  • Mykolaiv Oblast – 3 
  • Luhansk Oblast - 3
  • Zhytomyr Oblast - 1
  • AR Crimea - 1

Countries: 

  • Ukraine – 590
  • Germany – 5
  • Austria – 4
  • United States – 4  
  • Poland – 3
  • Italy – 3
  • Australia – 2
  • Spain – 2
  • Lithuania – 2
  • Azerbaijan – 2
  • The Netherlands – 1
  • Switzerland – 1
  • Slovakia – 1
  • Scotland – 1 
  • Russia – 1
  • Norway – 1
  • France – 1
  • Czech Republic – 1  

Media:

  • Painting – 914
  • Graphics – 245
  • Mixed technique – 263
  • Installation – 442
  • Photography – 281
  • Other – 369
  • Sculpture – 110
  • Video – 144
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<![CDATA[Marina Abramovic to Give Public Lecture at the Invitation of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31624 Marina Abramovic will give a public lecture “Artist Body / Public Body” at the invitation of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation

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http://pinchukartcentre.org Marina Abramovic to Give Public Lecture at the Invitation of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31624 news Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:58:49 +0300 On September 16, at 16:00 artist Marina Abramovic will give a public lecture “Artist Body / Public Body” at the invitation of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation. The event is organized to coincide with the 14th YES Annual Meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine and will launch the public program accompanying the PinchukArtCentre’s “Fragile State” exhibition

The lecture will take place at October Palace (Institutska St. 1). 

Since the beginning of her career in early 1970’s, Marina Abramovic has pioneered performance art, using the body and duration as her subject and medium. She founded Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI), now traveling institute for immaterial and durational work among all fields. In this public lecture, she will illustrate the development of the Abramovic Method as a collective experience designed for the public to connect with each other and themselves and will then present an emerging generation of performance artists from two recent MAI projects.

Fragility serves as the conceptual basis of the exhibition, reflecting a delicate state of vulnerability. This is the most salient characterization of today’s world. The term “Fragile State” is a reflection on the fragile state of the world order, and more abstractly, it refers to ideological, cultural and social vulnerability. At the same time, the concept of fragility relates to every individual personally, when it is about vulnerability of one’s body, state of mind and consciousness.  

The public program, along with the exhibition, will explore various interpretations and definitions of the concept in a series of events. Every event will examine various aspects of fragility: social, cultural, historical, philosophical and psychological. Indeed, according to many theories, fragility is a fundamental characterization for both people and states, profoundly private and political at the same time.

From September to October 2017, the program will feature lectures by prominent Ukrainian and international academicians, public figures, researchers and experts.  

Participation is free. Seating is limited. To take part in the lecture on September 16, please register here. Media are kindly asked to fill in the accreditation form here

Fragile State Public Program

  • 13.09, 19:00 – Curatorial tour by Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre Björn Geldhof.
  • 16.09, 16:00 – Lecture by Marina Abramovic.
  • 20.09, 20:00 – Lecture by Pascal Gielen. Socio-cultural perspective of fragility.
  • Pascal Gielen is the director of the research center Arts in Society at Groningen University where he serves as professor of sociology of art and cultural politics. 
  • 28.09 – Lecture by Hrytsak Yaroslav. Historical perspective of fragility.
  • Hrytsak Yaroslav is Ukrainian historian, Doctor of Historical Sciences and professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University. 
  • 05.10 – Lecture on the philosophical perspective of fragility.
  • 12.10 – Lecture on the psychological perspective of fragility.

About Marina Abramovic 

Since the beginning of her career in Belgrade during the early 1970s, Marina Abramovic has pioneered performance as a visual art form, creating some of the most important early works. The body has always been both her subject and medium. Exploring her physical and mental limits in works that ritualize the simple actions of everyday life, she has withstood pain, exhaustion and danger in her quest for emotional and spiritual transformation. Marina Abramovic has presented her work at major institutions in the US and Europe, including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1990; Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2005; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2010; Serpentine Gallery, London, 2014, etc. She has also participated in many large-scale international exhibitions including the Venice Biennale (1976 and 1997) and Documenta VI, VII and IX, Kassel (1977, 1982 and 1992). Abramovic was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Artist at the 1997 Venice Biennale for the video installation and performance “Balkan Baroque.”

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<![CDATA[PinchukArtCentre Art Day]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31620 http://pinchukartcentre.org PinchukArtCentre Art Day http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31620 news Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:04:56 +0300 This page is available only in Russian and Ukrainian version

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<![CDATA[Film program HALF-LIFE]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31605 http://pinchukartcentre.org Film program HALF-LIFE http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31605 news Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:58:20 +0300 This page is available only in Russian and Ukrainian version

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<![CDATA[PinchukArtCentre is looking for mediators]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31555 http://pinchukartcentre.org PinchukArtCentre is looking for mediators http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31555 news Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:34:21 +0300 This page is available only in Russian and Ukrainian version

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<![CDATA[Summer holidays: programme for children’s summer camps and development centres (groups of children 4 to 17 y.o.) ]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31537 The PinchukArtCentre invites groups of children from summer camps and development centres to join the Summer Holidays educational programme.

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http://pinchukartcentre.org Summer holidays: programme for children’s summer camps and development centres (groups of children 4 to 17 y.o.) http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31537 news Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:29:49 +0300 The PinchukArtCentre invites groups of children from summer camps and development centres to join the Summer Holidays educational programme. Aiming at introducing contemporary art to children, the art centre team will organize for them an interactive guided tour through the shows or a theme specific creative master class, and will prepare interesting tasks within the exhibition space. 

The programme is intended for participation of children who are 4 to 17 y.o. The content, the form and the theme of the activities will depend on the children’s age.

The activities will be hosted Tuesday through Friday, upon a prior registration. Please bear in mind that a trainer will contact a group chief to arrange for details obligatorily.

Free participation. 

To get registered and for additional information, please use the following contacts:

Tel.: +38 044 590-08-58

E-mail: info@pinchukartcentre.org

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<![CDATA[Film show and lecture in the framework of the special programme 
“Fripulia. Beyong the Canon”]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31536 On July 25 and 27, the PinchukArtCentre invites to a lecture in the framework of the special programme, “Fripulia. Beyond the Canon”, that complements the exhibition “Fedir Tetyanych. Canon Fripulia” (PinchukArtCentre Research Platform)

 

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http://pinchukartcentre.org Film show and lecture in the framework of the special programme 
“Fripulia. Beyong the Canon” http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31536 news Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:27:40 +0300 On July 25 and 27, the PinchukArtCentre invites to a lecture in the framework of the special programme, “Fripulia. Beyond the Canon”, that complements the exhibition “Fedir Tetyanych. Canon Fripulia” (PinchukArtCentre Research Platform). The programme features documentaries about the person of Fedir Tetyanych (1942–2007), as well as lectures and guided tours that offer a broader view on his work. 

Calendar:

Tuesday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m.

Show of the film “Fripulia! Universe! Infinity!” 

The film director, Sviatoslav Feofilaktov, offers an extended view on the Fripulia phenomenon through personal memories of the artist’s family, opinions of art experts and critics. The film was produced after the artist’s passing away, based on family archival materials and interviews with relatives and friends. 

Event participants: Sviatoslav Feofilaktov, director, script author and cameraman, and Tetiana Zhmurko, art critic, PinchukArtCentre researcher, senior fellow at the National Art Museum of Ukraine. 

The event will take place on the 6th level of PinchukArtCentre. 

Free entrance. Registration obligatory.  

 

Thursday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m.

Lecture: “Preserve the energy of Planet Earth!” 

The environment issue was indeed a preoccupation for Fedir Tetyanych who believed that the planet can be saved if waste is transformed into pieces of art. During the lecture, the researcher of the PinchukArtCentre Tetiana Zhmurko will tell about the main “environmental” principles that artists are guided by in their work, and Yevhenia Aratovska, the founder of Ukraine without Waste eco-project, will tell about the existing Ukrainian cases that save the country from the numerous waste deposits.

The event will take place on the 6th level of PinchukArtCentre. 

Free entrance. Registration obligatory.  

The event will be held in partnership with the civic project “Ukraine without Waste”.  

Tuesday, August 1, at 7:00 p.m. 

Show of the film “Blissful Islands” (2007), discussion with director Oleksandr Dirdkovsky and music performance.

Thursday, August 3, at 7:00 p.m. 

Lecture by fashion historian Zoya Zviniatskіvska. 

Saturday, August 5 

Off-site guided tour with visiting of pieces of monumental art by Fedir Tetyanych. The guided tour will be hosted by curator Yevhenia Moliar. Moderated by Tetiana Zhmurko, art critic, PinchukArtCentre researcher, senior fellow at the National Art Museum of Ukraine. 

Programme curator: Tetiana Zhmurko.

The exhibition “Fedir Tetyanych. Canon Fripulia” is focused on one of the sides of the multifaceted creative work of artist Fedir Tetyanych whose artistic practice encompassed painting, drawing, sculpture, text, performance etc. In contrast to the “trash aesthetics”, the exhibition makes an attempt to conceptualise the artist’s practice by reflecting on his texts and presenting them as a self-sufficient medium and an integral part of his artistic oeuvre. Invited 

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<![CDATA[PinchukArtCentre is hiring educational classes teachers for children and teenagers]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31526 Please note that when planning the educational programs, teachers of the art centre take into consideration the tendency of the contemporary culture to change rapidly, because along with the culture, methods of its exploration and mastering change. Participants of the educational programs learn how to promote new ideas, rethink and combine them.

 

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http://pinchukartcentre.org PinchukArtCentre is hiring educational classes teachers for children and teenagers http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31526 news Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:24:33 +0300 We offer: 

  • a part-time occupation 
  • an opportunity to suggest your own educational programs and methods and implement those as part of the art centre’s educational program
  • a possibility to work with a contemporary art exhibition
  • work in a team of experienced teachers 
  • cooperation with the leading Ukrainian contemporary art institution. 

Requirements to candidates:

  • at least 2 years of teaching experience 
  • professional experience or/and training adjacent to contemporary art 
  • skill of capturing children’s interest in classes and maintaining their focus
  • openness to creative and innovative approaches in planning educational classes
  • charisma and experience in speaking in public 
  • “Intermidiate” English or higher 

Please note that when planning the educational programs, teachers of the art centre take into consideration the tendency of the contemporary culture to change rapidly, because along with the culture, methods of its exploration and mastering change. Participants of the educational programs learn how to promote new ideas, rethink and combine them.

Please send your CV and motivational letter to info@pinchukartcentre.org.

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<![CDATA[PinchukArtCentre is looking for a receptionist]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31525 Send your CV to: vasyk@artcentre.com.ua

 

 

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http://pinchukartcentre.org PinchukArtCentre is looking for a receptionist http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31525 news Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:12:49 +0300 Send your CV to: vasyk@artcentre.com.ua

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<![CDATA[Guide Summer School: enrollment of participants aged 16 to 20 y.o.]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31524 The PinchukArtCentre announces enrollment of participants for the Guide Summer School that will be taking place at the art centre on August 2 through 13. The programme has been established for young people aged 16 to 20 y.o. who are interested in contemporary art and willing to try themselves as guides at the PinchukArtCentre. 

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http://pinchukartcentre.org Guide Summer School: enrollment of participants aged 16 to 20 y.o. http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31524 news Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:06:21 +0300 The PinchukArtCentre announces enrollment of participants for the Guide Summer School that will be taking place at the art centre on August 2 through 13. The programme has been established for young people aged 16 to 20 y.o. who are interested in contemporary art and willing to try themselves as guides at the PinchukArtCentre. 

In the course of four classes with a team of the art centre guides, the participants will have an opportunity to explore the institution’s space, enrich their knowledge on contemporary art and learn to answer unexpected questions. The finalists of the course will have a chance to host a guided tour of the PinchukArtCentre visitors.

Programme of the classes:

  • 2 August: workshop “ PinchukArtCentre’s particularity as an art institution”;
  • 4 August: workshop “What is contemporary art?”;
  • 9 August:workshop “How to speak about art?”;
  • 11 August: quest tour through the current exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre;
  • 13 August: open guided tour by finalists for the PinchukArtCentre visitors.

The programme participation is free. The registration is open until 31 July at the link. The number of participants is limited.

For application and additional information, please use the following contacts:

Tel.: +38 044 590-08-58

E-mail: info@pinchukartcentre.org 

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<![CDATA[PinchukArtCentre Announces the Members of the Selection Committee for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31522 The PinchukArtCentre has named the members of the selection committee who will choose 20 nominees for the 5th edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize, the first privately funded nationwide award in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists up to 35. 

 

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http://pinchukartcentre.org PinchukArtCentre Announces the Members of the Selection Committee for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018 http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31522 news Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:53:48 +0300 The PinchukArtCentre has named the members of the selection committee who will choose 20 nominees for the 5th edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize, the first privately funded nationwide award in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists up to 35. 

The members of the selection committee in 2018 are:

  • Andrij Bojarov, artist and independent curator of media art and photography projects;
  • Tatiana Kochubinska, curator of the Research Platform at the PinchukArtCentre, art historian, researcher; 
  • Ksenia Malykh, art historian, member of the PinchukArtCentre’s Research Platform team, co-founder of OK Projects, curator of the visual program of the Closer art center, member of the expert council for contemporary art at the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine; 
  • Tiberiy Szilvashi, artist, curator, lecturer, and essayist;
  • Yulia Vaganova, art manager, art historian, curator of programs and deputy director on museum and exhibition work of the Mystetskyi Arsenal.

The shortlisted artists will be selected and announced in the beginning of September 2017. An exhibition of the works of the twenty nominees will go on show at the PinchukArtCentre from February to May 2018. 

The winners of the Prize will be announced at the award ceremony in March 2018. A distinguished international jury will award the Main Prize of UAH 250 000 and two Special Prizes of UAH 60 000 each. In addition, the winners will each have an internship in studios of the world’s leading artists. A Public Choice winner will be determined by votes of the visitors attending the exhibition of the shortlisted artists and will be awarded UAH 25 000. 

The winner of the Main Prize will be automatically included in the shortlist of the
Future Generation Art Prize 2019 – an international art prize for young artists. 

Application procedure for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018 is open until July 28. The competition is open to all artists up to the age of 35 of all backgrounds, working in any medium. To compete, please apply via official website of the Prize prize.pinchukartcentre.org 

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<![CDATA[PinchukArtCentre prolongs application process for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018 till July 28]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31450 The PinchukArtCentre prolongs till July 28 application procedure for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018, the first privately funded nationwide award in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists up to 35. On-line submission of works for the competition is ongoing at prize.pinchukartcentre.org

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http://pinchukartcentre.org PinchukArtCentre prolongs application process for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018 till July 28 http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31450 news Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:57:16 +0300 The PinchukArtCentre prolongs till July 28 application procedure for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018, the first privately funded nationwide award in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists up to 35. On-line submission of works for the competition is ongoing at prize.pinchukartcentre.org

20 shortlisted artists will be chosen by the Selection Committee in September 2017. An exhibition of works of the nominees will be shown in Kyiv at the PinchukArtCentre from February to May 2018. The winners of the Prize will be announced at the Award Ceremony in March 2018.

The Main Prize in the amount of UAH 250 000 and two Special Prizes equal to UAH 60 000 each will be awarded by a distinguished international jury. In addition, the winners will receive internship in studios of world leading artists. A Public Choice winner will be determined by votes of the visitors attending the exhibition of the shortlisted artists and will be awarded UAH 25 000.

The winner of the Main Prize will be automatically included in the shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2019 – an international art prize for young artists.

The PinchukArtCentre Prize is a biannual prize awarded to the best Ukrainian artists up to 35, launched in 2008. Funded by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation it is aimed at fostering, supporting and developing a new generation of young Ukrainian artists.

Individual artists, as well as groups of artists with Ukrainian citizenship working with any genre of contemporary art are allowed to participate in the competition. One artist (or a group of artists) may submit from 3 to 7 works. The applications should be submitted according to the PinchukArtCentre Prize Rules. The primary selection shall be performed by the Selection Committee consisting of art centre curators and contemporary art experts. 

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<![CDATA[The PinchukArtCentre is proud to present “Fragile State” - a major international group exhibition]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31334 The PinchukArtCentre is proud to present “Fragile State” - a major international group exhibition with 10 leading artists including Marina Abramovic, Jan Fabre, Urs Fischer, Douglas Gordon, Damien Hirst, Carlos Motta, Oscar Murillo, Santiago Sierra, Barthelemy Toguo and Ai Weiwei.

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http://pinchukartcentre.org The PinchukArtCentre is proud to present “Fragile State” - a major international group exhibition http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31334 news Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:24:00 +0300 The PinchukArtCentre is proud to present “Fragile State” - a major international group exhibition with 10 leading artists including Marina Abramovic, Jan Fabre, Urs Fischer, Douglas Gordon, Damien Hirst, Carlos Motta, Oscar Murillo, Santiago Sierra, Barthelemy Toguo and Ai Weiwei.

A Fragile State often reveals a delicate moment of vulnerability and might be an accurate description of the world around us. The notion of Fragile State reflects upon the fragile state of the world order, or in a more abstract sense it refers to ideological, cultural and social vulnerabilities. But it is equally a notion that can be understood in a deeply personal sense, the fragility of body and mind. 

This exhibition meanders systematically in between those different definitions of the Fragile State. It provokes conversations linking the fragility of our body and mind, and the fragility of ideologies and historical understandings. It draws parallels between the fragility of youth and that of a country at war conflict or the fragility of life and that of a State at risk. 

The exhibition starts with a reflection on culture, civilization and history, embodied in Ai Weiwei’s LEGO version of Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn (2016). The work is a recent translation of the early 1995 images where Ai Weiwei photographed himself dropping and breaking a 2000-year-old ceremonial Urn from the Han Dynasty (considered a golden Age in Chinese history). Responding to public outcry, he famously replied: ”General Mao used to tell us that we can only build a new world if we destroy the old one”. That thought is reinforced by Carlos Motta's work, Colonial Forts #10 (2013). The artist traced back the architectural remains of the first colonists of Latin America who in their conquest of a continent destroyed entire civilizations. This theme continues in various forms throughout the exhibition and comes full circle with Douglas Gordon's work, The End of Civilisation (2012). The work shows a grand piano being burned in the panorama of the Scottish border with England, alongside Hadrian's Wall. His work is both meaningful in historical terms, reminiscent of Roman civilization ending right there at Hadrian's wall, and in a contemporary political sense, provoking a thinking on what this border means for England and Scotland today. 

The fragility of States, as a political understanding, runs in a historic sense through all the above-mentioned works. The works by Santiago Sierra address this understanding today. In 2012, he made Burned Word (2012) in Valencia (Spain). It shows a monumental word, “Future”, constructed in front of a poor looking apartment complex. The word is set on fire and burns to the ground. This took place at the height of the Financial Crisis in Spain, a moment when the state was no longer capable of supporting its own financial sector and received a financial bailout of more than 100 billion euros from the EU. At the same time, support for an independent Catalonia increased dramatically. Sierra's second work called Veterans of war facing the corner continues a series of performances he has staged since 2011, inviting war veterans from historical conflicts to simply stand in a corner with their backs to the viewer for a period of time. The performance emphasizes the soldier as a worker in the industry of war. It critically questions his or her social position once they can no longer fight or work, while investigating the relationship between power and guilt. For the first time, Sierra is not working with veterans from a cold conflict, but with those who fought in Donbas, in eastern Ukraine, in a conflict that is still ongoing. Bringing a veteran of a still-ongoing conflict into the gallery provokes a confrontation with reality. It provokes thoughts on the veteran and his or her relationship to the political powers that need to bring this conflict to an end.

Veterans of war facing the corner speaks not only about a political state but also about personal fragility. This is a subject that is addressed very differently in Oscar Murillo's work Frequencies (2013 – ongoing), a series of 28 canvases made with collaboration of children from all over the world. The works are a part of a long-term project where Murillo attaches canvases to the desks of schoolchildren aged 10 to 16 years. The drawings capture a portrait of concerns, thoughts, fears, hopes and the imagination of a future generation. They move between the personal and political, representing a fragile moment in a young person's life, a moment of openness and a view towards the future. 

Urs Fischer also addresses personal fragility, but his subject draws from the ordinary and daily life with works like Internal Weather (2000), Chair for a Ghost: Urs (2003). His wax candle sculpture Untitled (2011) depicts the artist sitting at a table with a bottle of wine, slowly melting away through the course of the exhibition. This traditional Memento Mori represents the body in decay and stands in conversation with Overcome the Virus! (2016) by Barthélémy Toguo. His eight hand-painted vases are inspired by research into the HIV and Ebola viruses. Toguo explains the vases as larger than a human being, symbolizing our relationship to water, being both purifying and a possible source of contaminations. It expands the body's fragility to the world around us, to nature and life itself, echoed in the work of Damien Hirst, Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (2008).  

The final chapter of the exhibition is Marina Abramovic's Generator (2014/2017). The artist invites the public to experience their body, their mind and the space surrounding them, completely deprived of any sense of hearing or sight. It brings the notion of Fragile State onto the viewer’s body and mind, placing them in a position of vulnerability while concentrating on a central notion in Abramovic’s work: “nothingness”. As she said: “The hardest thing is to do something which is close to nothing.” 

Curator – Artistic director of the Bjorn Geldhof of the PinchukArtCentre.

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<![CDATA[PinchukArtCentre’s Research Platform presents three new exhibitions: “Fedir Tetyanych. Canon Fripulia”, “Motherland on Fire”, and “Versus”]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31333 The Research Platform of the PinchukArtCentre presents three exhibitions “Fedir Tetyanych. Canon Fripulia”, “Motherland on Fire”, and “Versus”

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http://pinchukartcentre.org PinchukArtCentre’s Research Platform presents three new exhibitions: “Fedir Tetyanych. Canon Fripulia”, “Motherland on Fire”, and “Versus” http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31333 news Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:38:28 +0300 The Research Platform of the PinchukArtCentre presents three exhibitions “Fedir Tetyanych. Canon Fripulia”, “Motherland on Fire”, and “Versus”. The aim of the Research Platform is to generate a living archive of Ukrainian contemporary Art from the early 80ties till present. The exhibition practice of the Research Platform develops and displays three main directions: exhibitions drawn from the research activities; a presentation of the PinchukArtCentre’s Collection; “PAC-UA Reconsideration”, investment in new production of young artists. 

“Fedir Tetyanych. Canon Fripulia”

17.06.2017 – 08.10.2017

The exhibition “Fedir Tetyanych. Canon Fripulia” is focused on one of the sides of the multifaceted creative work of artist Fedir Tetyanych whose artistic practice encompassed painting, drawing, sculpture, text, performance etc. 

Being part of the Union of Artists, Tetyanych was involved in carrying out official orders for monumental order, but at the same time, his personality, behaviour and artistic practice were an alternative to the official Soviet culture. Tetyanych was among the pioneers of the performance genre in the Ukrainian art: he is mostly famous for his odd-looking costumes and objects of trash and found materials. The artist used oftentimes foil or cans or other materials for his costumes that produced a certain sound when in motion. He put those costumes on in public spaces, including the premises of the Union of Artists, which gave him the reputation of a town freak who was proclaiming his own “eternity” and “infinity”: “I am Boundlessness”. These are the categories of eternity, infinity, and boundlessness served as the base for his philosophical and artistic doctrine: Fripulia. 

In contrast to the “trash aesthetics”, the exhibition “Fedir Tetyanych. Canon Fripulia” makes an attempt to conceptualise the artist’s practice by reflecting on his texts and presenting them as a self-sufficient medium and an integral part of his artistic oeuvre. Another element to Fedir Tetyanych’s universe - which is no less important – is the Biotechnosphere: an all-purpose module to accommodate and mobilize a human. Its genesis should be sought for in utopian visions of Leonardo da Vinci, Nikolay Fedorov or Vladimir Tatlin: what differs Tetyanych from his predecessors is mostly introduction of number attributes to his philosophic system that are typical for the era of cybernetics and achievements in space. In 1980s and 1990s, the artist built about five Biotechnospheres; none of them has been preserved. By implementing a reconstruction of two of them, based on drawings (one at scale 1 to 3 and the other life size), the curators sought to create perfect, almost serial production samples their author could be only dreaming of. 

Invited curator: Valeriy Sakharuk

Co-curator: Tatiana Kochubinska 

“Motherland on Fire” 

Intervention by Concrete Dates Collective

17.06.2017 – 08.10.2017

The exhibition “Motherland on Fire” offers one of views on the history of the Ukrainian society in the 1990s, narrated through a prism of selected works from the PinchukArtCentre collection. The title of the exhibition alludes to the film by Oleksandr Dovzhenko “Ukraine in Flames” which tells about the bloodshed that took place on the Ukrainian territory during World War II. However, the works presented in the exhibition do not relate in any way to military operations or the real frontline.

Flames in this case are a metaphor for the insecurity, trauma or conflict that the society felt already in the 1990s and that are reflected in the overall social instability, economic crisis, bad working conditions etc. 

The exhibition features works by Serhiy Bratkov, Volodymyr Kozhukhar, Eduard Kolodiy, Mykola Matsenko, Boris Mikhailov, Georgiy Senchenko, Illia Chichkan and group Peppers (Oleg Petrenko and Liudmyla Skrypkina). These works are linked by reflection on life after a technogenic catastrophe and perception of life during the first years of the post-Soviet Ukraine. Exposed together, these selected works outline the social and economic transition area that is marked in the collective consciousness as a “diagnosis” of the 1990s. 

Concrete Dates Collective group that works with commemoration practices and archiving, and engages in performative research, has been invited to take part in the exhibition. The artists have been suggested to reflect on the themes touched upon in the exhibition through a series of interventions.

Concrete Dates Collective emerged in spring 2015 as a group of artists working with various commemoration practices. By giving a special importance to archival materials and historic marginalia, CDC seeks to understand more profoundly public celebrations and festive events and their role in ideological narratives and life experience. 

Curator: Tatiana Kochubinska

PAC-UA Reconsideration: “Versus”

17.06.2017 – 17.09.2017

PAC-UA Re-consideration presents the 5th project - a group exhibition including young artists Yulia Golub, Zina Isupova, Alina Kleytman, Aleksandr Kutovoy, Anna Rotayenko, Dmitry Starusyev. “Versus” is a result of a long-term cooperation of the invited curator Sergey Bratkov with the new generation of artists, students of The Rodchenko Art School (Moscow).

Versus is an inner debate that becomes the theme of reflection for the exhibition participants. Playing with the notion of dualism, they investigate the ambivalence of the artist as a personality and creator, the situation in between, an internal dispute, the border between the ethical and aesthetic. The exhibition displays the diversity of individual artistic practices, combining a collective view on the process of building a dialogue between the presented works.

Invited curator: Sergey Bratkov

Research Platform was launched by the PinchukArtCentre in 2016. It is an open platform for thinking, research and discourse that aims to generate a living archive of Ukrainian Art from the early 80ties till present. Accessible to all, the research platform is a pioneering project to preserve, catalogue and reconsider historical information that is crucial for critical reflection on Ukrainian identity today and tomorrow.

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<![CDATA[PinchukArtCentre is looking for a project manager]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31302 The project manager reports directly to the Artistic director and works together with the curators, technical team and financial and legal department.

 

 

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http://pinchukartcentre.org PinchukArtCentre is looking for a project manager http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31302 news Tue, 23 May 2017 15:48:11 +0300 The project manager reports directly to the Artistic director and works together with the curators, technical team and financial and legal department.

Responsible for:

- The management of all exhibition projects of the PinchukArtCentre.
- Proactive day-to-day management of all  operational  of the PAC projects (mainly exhibitions) and assuring timely delivery of these aspects by all involved parties
- Preparing, applying and controlling budgeting of all projects.
- Assuring all legal aspects of the projects and minimizing risks.
- Preparing, controlling contracts and in case of need liaise with lawyers and other involved parties.
- Supports and advises the head of the research and education department in managerial and legal questions.
- Preparing installation and de-installation of exhibitions with the curator of the project and technical and logistic team, including invited contractors
- Communicating with artists, studios and 3rd parties concerning projects of PAC, in collaboration with the studio and technical teams

Time: full time from July 2017

Please send your CV to info@pinchukartcentre.org until the start of the June.

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<![CDATA[PinchukArtCentre and Marina Abramović Institute are seeking facilitators for a public participatory work within Fragile State exhibition]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31293 PinchukArtCentre and Marina Abramović Institute are seeking facilitators for Generator, a public participatory work by Abramovic

 

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http://pinchukartcentre.org PinchukArtCentre and Marina Abramović Institute are seeking facilitators for a public participatory work within Fragile State exhibition http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31293 news Thu, 18 May 2017 12:28:33 +0300 PinchukArtCentre and Marina Abramović Institute are seeking facilitators for Generator, a public participatory work by Abramovic that will take place from 16 June, 2017 as part of the Fragile State exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre. 

Applicants should be from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to dance, theatre, performance, yoga, art history, science and psychology. The role is physically demanding and requires the ability to stand for long periods. People with durational practices such as dance, meditation, sports and yoga are encouraged to apply. 

Applicants should have an interest in durational performance art and be comfortable interacting with the public. 

All applicants must be at least 18 years old. All facilitators will be required to participate over some weekends. 

CV and short motivation letter in English should be sent to info@pinchukartcentre.org by June 5, 2017.

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<![CDATA[PinchukArtCentre is looking for mediators]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31292 http://pinchukartcentre.org PinchukArtCentre is looking for mediators http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31292 news Thu, 18 May 2017 12:05:13 +0300 This page is available only in Russian and Ukrainian version

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<![CDATA[PinchukArtCentre will hold a discussion on contextualization of art historical phenomena on the example of the book "Parcommune. Place. Community. Phenomenon" within the Book Arsenal]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31290 On 21 May, at 4 p.m., the PinchukArtCentre will hold a discussion on contextualization of art historical phenomena on the example of an electronic version of the book “Parcommune. Place. Community. Phenomenon" that is the first large-scale published research of the art centre, and dedicated to the famous Kyiv squat “Parcommune”.

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http://pinchukartcentre.org PinchukArtCentre will hold a discussion on contextualization of art historical phenomena on the example of the book "Parcommune. Place. Community. Phenomenon" within the Book Arsenal http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31290 news Wed, 17 May 2017 16:38:51 +0300 On 21 May, at 4 p.m., the PinchukArtCentre will hold a discussion on contextualization of art historical phenomena on the example of an electronic version of the book “Parcommune. Place. Community. Phenomenon" that is the first large-scale published research of the art centre, and dedicated to the famous Kyiv squat “Parcommune”. 

The publication is a result of work of the Research Platform team that aims to generate a living archive of Ukrainian Art from the early 1980ties till present. The discussion will take place at the Ukrainian Visual Book hall in the frameworks of Book Arsenal – 2017. The entrance within the general conditions of the 7th International Arsenal Book Festival.

The book includes articles that reveal the squat’s history, analyse exhibition activities of its members and explore the importance of Parcommune as a phenomenon in whole. All the information is presented in the historic context of the late 1980s and early 1990s, and supported with archival materials collected by the Research Platform team from the Ukrainian art scene figures.  

On 22 May the electronic version of the book will be available online on the PinchukArtCentre web-site. The English version of the publication is currently preparing.

Participants of the event: Tatiana Kochubinska, Research Platform curator; Valeriy Sakharuck, curator, art critic; Oleksandr Solovyov, curator, art critic, research consultant of the exhibition. Moderator of the discussion: Hanna Vasyk, head of programmes at the PinchukArtCentre.

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<![CDATA[The PinchukArtCentre’s Research platform to present an electronic version of the book "Parcommune. Place. Community. Phenomenon"]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31188 On 15 May, at 7 p.m., the PinchukArtCentre will present an electronic version of the book “Parcommune. Place. Community. Phenomenon" that will become the first large-scale published research of the art centre, and will be dedicated to the famous Kyiv squat “Parcommune”.

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http://pinchukartcentre.org The PinchukArtCentre’s Research platform to present an electronic version of the book "Parcommune. Place. Community. Phenomenon" http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31188 news Mon, 08 May 2017 13:58:37 +0300 On 15 May, at 7 p.m., the PinchukArtCentre will present an electronic version of the book “Parcommune. Place. Community. Phenomenon" that will become the first large-scale published research of the art centre, and will be dedicated to the famous Kyiv squat “Parcommune”. The publication is a result of work of the Research Platform team that aims to generate a living archive of Ukrainian Art from the early 80ties till present. The presentation will take place on the 6th floor of the PinchukArtCentre, in the video lounge. 

The book includes articles that reveal the squat’s history, analyse exhibition activities of its members and explore the importance of Parcommune as a phenomenon in whole. All the information is presented in the historic context of the late 1980s and early 1990s, and supported with archival materials collected by the Research Platform team from the Ukrainian art scene figures.  

Following the presentation, the electronic version of the book will be available online. 

Participants of the event: Hanna Vasyk, head of programmes at the PinchukArtCentre; Tatiana Kochubinska, Research Platform curator; Tetyana Zhmurko and Kateryna Iakovlenko, researchers at the PinchukArtCentre; Kseniia Malykh, researcher and co-curator of the exhibition "Parcommune. Place. Community. Phenomenon"; Oleksandr Solovyov, curator, art critic, research consultant of the exhibition; Kostiantyn Doroshenbko, critic, historian and invited author; and Aliona Solomadina, the book designer.

The book "Parcommune. Place. Community. Phenomenon" has been based on the research that preceded an eponymous exhibition that was held in October 2016. The goal of the exhibition was to comprehend the phenomenon of a squat that was active in Kyiv between 1990 and 1994 on Paris Commune street (Mykhailivska st. today). The exhibition featured works, photographs, videos and archival materials relating to life and oeuvre of artists such as Illya Chichkan, Dmytro Dulfan, Oleg Golosiy, Oleksandr Hnylytskyi, Dmytro Kavsan, Oleksandr Klymenko, Yuri Solomko, Valeria Troubina, Vasyl Tsagolov, Leonid Vartyvanov and many others.

Publication of books and holding research exhibitions is a strategic activity of the art centre to explore the local artistic context, foster professional debate and invest in the intellectual product. An important element to this process is creation and development of a library at the art centre that allows experts and public access to materials, including archival items the work of the Research Platform is based upon.

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<![CDATA[The 5th Edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize Application Procedure is Open from April 24]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31186 The PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine, launches the application procedure for the 5th edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize, the first nationwide award in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists up to 35.

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http://pinchukartcentre.org The 5th Edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize Application Procedure is Open from April 24 http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31186 news Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:29:36 +0300 The PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine, launches the application procedure for the 5th edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize, the first nationwide award in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists up to 35. The applications are admitted on prize.pinchukartcentre.org from April 24 until June 24, 2017.

The Main Prize in the amount of UAH 250 000 and two Special Prizes equal to UAH 60 000 each will be awarded by a distinguished international jury. In addition, the winners will receive internship in studios of world leading artists. A Public Choice winner will be determined by votes of the visitors attending the exhibition of the shortlisted artists and will be awarded UAH 25 000.

The winner of the Main Prize will be automatically included in the shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2019 – an international art prize for young artists. 

Bjorn Geldhof, Artistic director of the PinchukArtCentre: “With the 5th edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize we continue our support to a future generation of Ukrainian artists. Empowering the young generation, giving them a platform, and creating an international hub of contemporary art in Kyiv is at the core of PinchukArtCentre’s work. 10 years after announcing the prize for the first time, we are proud to continue it as part of our sustainable, systematic and long term commitment. I am looking forward to seeing applications from all around the country, discovering new names and introducing with the exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre new ideas and practices to both our Ukrainian public and the international community.”

20 shortlisted artists will be chosen by the Selection Committee in September 2017. An exhibition of works of the nominees will be shown in Kyiv at the PinchukArtCentre from February to May 2018. The winners of the Prize will be announced at the Award Ceremony in March 2018. 

The PinchukArtCentre Prize is a biannual prize awarded to the best Ukrainian artists up to 35, launched in 2008. Funded by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation it is aimed at fostering, supporting and developing a new generation of young Ukrainian artists. 

Individual artists, as well as groups of artists with Ukrainian citizenship working with any genre of contemporary art are allowed to participate in the competition. One artist (or a group of artists) may submit from 3 to 7 works. The applications should be submitted according to the PinchukArtCentre Prize Rules. The primary selection shall be performed by the Selection Committee consisting of art centre curators and contemporary art experts. 

Partner Platforms representing different regions of Ukraine will support the PinchukArtCentre Prize in 2018:

  • Art-platform “TU!”, Mariupol
  • ArtSvit gallery, Dnipro
  • Bunkermuz, Ternopil
  • Center for Contemporary Art “Bunker”, Chernivtsi
  • Center for Contemporary Art “Yermilov Centre”, Kharkiv
  • CSM / Foundation Center for Contemporary Art, Kyiv
  • Dzyga Art Association, Lviv
  • International land art symposium “MOGRITSA”, Sumy
  • Ivano-Frankivsk Centre for Contemporary Art, Ivano-Frankivsk
  • Jump Art Gallery, Poltava
  • Kharkiv City Gallery, Kharkiv
  • Kherson Museum of Modern Art, Kherson
  • KULTURA MEDIALNA, Dnipro
  • Laboratory of Actual Creativity, Vinnytsia
  • Odessa Museum of Modern Art, Odessa
  • OK Projects, Kyiv
  • Residence “Sorry, we have no rooms available”, Uzhgorod
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<![CDATA[FUTURE GENERATION ART PRIZE @ VENICE 2017. Collateral Event of the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31183 PinchukArtCentre and Victor Pinchuk Foundation will present an exhibition at the Biennale Arte 2017 of the work of 21 young artists from 16 different countries, shortlisted for the 4th edition of The Future Generation Art Prize, the global art prize for artists up to 35.

 

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http://pinchukartcentre.org FUTURE GENERATION ART PRIZE @ VENICE 2017. Collateral Event of the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31183 news Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:52:09 +0300 PinchukArtCentre and Victor Pinchuk Foundation will present an exhibition at the Biennale Arte 2017 of the work of 21 young artists from 16 different countries, shortlisted for the 4th edition of The Future Generation Art Prize, the global art prize for artists up to 35. 

The exhibition is an official Collateral Event of the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. It will be on view in the spectacular setting of the Palazzo Contarini Polignac from 12 May to 13 August 2017.

The Future Generation Art Prize is widely acknowledged as a springboard for emerging talent. Lynette Yiadom Boakye won the Prize in 2012, before going on to be shortlisted for the Turner Prize and have a highly successful solo show at the Serpentine Gallery in London. The winner of the first edition of the Prize, Cinthia Marcelle, will represent Brazil at the 57th International Art Exhibition.  

The 21 artists on show this year in Venice, chosen from amongst 4,500 entries, include among others the winner of the $100,000 Future Generation Art Prize 2017, the South African artist Dineo Seshee Bopape, and the winner of the $20,000 Special Prize, Kenyan/British artist Phoebe Boswell.

In addition there will be new work by the other shortlisted artists who are: Njideka Akunyili Crosby (Nigeria / United States), Iván Argote (Colombia / France), Firelei Báez (Dominican Republic / United States), Vivian Caccuri (Brazil), Sol Calero (Venezuela / Germany), Asli Çavuşoğlu (Turkey), Vajiko Chachkhiani (Georgia / Germany), Carla Chaim (Brazil), Christian Falsnaes (Denmark / Germany), EJ Hill (United States), Andy Holden (United Kingdom), Li Ran (China), Ibrahim Mahama (Ghana), Rebecca Moss (United Kingdom), Sasha Pirogova (Russia), Kameelah Janan Rasheed (United States), Martine Syms (United States), Kemang Wa Lehulere (South Africa), Open Group (Ukraine).

The Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice 2017 exhibition is curated by Björn Geldhof, Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre and invited curator Anna Smolak. The winners were announced at an exhibition at PinchukArtCentre, which opened in February 2017, chosen from the shortlist by a distinguished international jury consisting of Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator, Public Art Fund, New York; Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Björn Geldhof, Artistic Director, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv and YARAT, Baku; Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and Curator, 21st Biennale of Sydney 2018; Koyo Kouoh, Founding Artistic Director, Raw Material Company, Dakar; Jochen Volz, curator of the 32nd São Paulo Biennial and General director of Pinacoteca, São Paulo, Brazil; Jérôme Sans, Co-Founder, Palais de Tokyo Paris and Artistic Director, Perfect Crossovers, Paris-Beijing.

Launched in 2009 by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, the Future Generation Art Prize is a worldwide contemporary art prize, created to discover, recognise and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. It is important contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.

A distinguished Board oversees the Future Generation Art Prize. With Victor Pinchuk as its Chairman, the Board includes four patron artists Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami, the collectors Eli Broad, Dakis Joannou, Elton John, Miuccia Prada and museum directors Richard Armstrong (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, Glenn D. Lowry (The Museum of Modern Art) and Alfred Pacquement (former, Musée Nationale d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou).

Location:
Palazzo Contarini Polignac 
Dorsoduro 874, Venice, Italy
Opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm daily (Mondays off). Admission is free.
Preview Days: 10 – 12 May 10 am – 6 pm
Press preview: Thursday 11 May
Opening Reception: Thursday 11 May (by invitation only)

Commissioned and promoted by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation

Organizing Institution:
PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv

Official hashtag
#FGAPvenice

www.futuregenerationartprize.org
facebook.com/futuregenerationartprize
instagram.com/futuregenerationartprize
Press enquiries:

PinchukArtCentre
Nadya Vatulyova
press@pinchukartcentre.org
Tel: +38 044 494-1148
pinchukartcentre.org

Bolton & Quinn (international media)
Jane Quinn / Dennis Chang
jq@boltonquinn.com / dennis@boltonquinn.com
Tel: +44 (0)207 221 5000 

Images and videos are available at the link below:
http://www.boltonquinn.com/web/press/future-generation-art-prize-2017/

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<![CDATA[The PinchukArtCentre is closed from 16 April until 16 June, 2017]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31178 http://pinchukartcentre.org The PinchukArtCentre is closed from 16 April until 16 June, 2017 http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31178 news Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:51:15 +0300 Dear visitors!

We would like to inform you that from 16 April until 16 June, 2017 the PinchukArtCentre is closed for exhibition changeover.

One Love Coffee will operate as usual.

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Due to the Easter holiday April 16 Art Center will be closed]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31176 http://pinchukartcentre.org Due to the Easter holiday April 16 Art Center will be closed http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31176 news Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:59:20 +0300 This page is available only in Russian and Ukrainian version

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<![CDATA[Public program at the exhibition Prize Future Generation Art Prize 2017]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31139 http://pinchukartcentre.org Public program at the exhibition Prize Future Generation Art Prize 2017 http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31139 news Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:53:22 +0300 This page is available only in Ukrainian version

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<![CDATA[Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa) receives the Future Generation Art Prize 2017]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31068 Phoebe Boswell (Kenya / United Kingdom) receives Special Prize.

Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa) is the recipient of the Future Generation Art Prize 2017, the fourth edition of the first ever global art prize for artists under 35, founded by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation. The winner was announced by the international jury at the award ceremony in the PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine on 16 March 2017. Dineo Seshee Bopape received a total of $100,000: $60,000 as a cash award, and $40,000 towards the production of a new work.

 

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http://pinchukartcentre.org Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa) receives the Future Generation Art Prize 2017 http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31068 news Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:46:25 +0200 Phoebe Boswell (Kenya / United Kingdom) receives Special Prize

Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa) is the recipient of the Future Generation Art Prize 2017, the fourth edition of the first ever global art prize for artists under 35, founded by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation. The winner was announced by the international jury at the award ceremony in the PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine on 16 March 2017. Dineo Seshee Bopape received a total of $100,000: $60,000 as a cash award, and $40,000 towards the production of a new work.

An additional $20,000 was allocated to fund artist-in-residency programmes for the Special Prize winner Phoebe Boswell (Kenya / United Kingdom). 

The winners were chosen by a distinguished international jury consisting of Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator, Public Art Fund, New York; Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Björn Geldhof, Artistic Director, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv and YARAT, Baku; Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and Curator, 21st Biennale of Sydney 2018; Koyo Kouoh, Founding Artistic Director, Raw Material Company, Dakar; Jochen Volz, curator of the 32nd São Paulo Biennial and General director of Pinacoteca, São Paulo, Brazil; Jérôme Sans, Co-Founder, Palais de Tokyo Paris and Artistic Director, Perfect Crossovers, Paris-Beijing.

Addressing the young artists Victor Pinchuk, founder of the Future Generation Art Prize said: “Contemporary art is the space of freedom. It lets you be free. It even FORCES you to open up. This is so important. People in many countries are afraid. Politicians use this. Nations speak the language of threats. Contemporary art is the antidote.

I am really proud to be together with the 21 most energetic young artists here today and we can confirm that Ukraine is still a very modern country, a hub for contemporary art in the world. Together we create this energy of freedom here in Ukraine for the world.

Commenting the Future Generation Art Prize 2017, the Jury said: This edition of the Future Generation Art Prize reveals a generation of artists who draw on social and cultural histories - and systems, to create works of great emotional and conceptual affect.  Their work reflects the heterogeneity of our visual world and the political structures that shape it, yet is also grounded in the body or the land. They celebrate forms of knowledge that may be philosophical or atavistic; yet they translate their research into immersive works that have a powerful immediacy.

The Jury was impressed by the quality of installations every artist created for this exhibition, the global span contributed by the nominating organisations and the curatorial verve of the PinchukArtCentre team in realising all the artists visions.

The shortlisted artists and winners will take part in the Future Generation Art Prize@Venice group exhibition organised by the PinchukArtCentre as a Collateral Event of the 2017 Venice Biennale. As the winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2017, Dineo Seshee Bopape will present her solo show at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv, in 2018.  

Introducing Dineo Seshee Bopape, the winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2017, the jury stated: Some unexpected vegetation has been sprouting through the course of this show, a testament to the remarkable fertility of the rich black Ukrainian soil that has been arranged into a landscape and a platform for the raw and the cooked. This soft black plateau is a stage for the hand - digging in labour; open in a gesture of giving; or clenched as a fist of protest - transformed from clay into a ceramic hand-cast.

Exploring this land art installed at the top of this gallery, we discover minerals, crystals and ash extracted from the earth or arranged in ritualistic forms. We see voids lined with gold leaf. Each material or object is a metaphor for the land and for landlessness; for wealth and impoverishment; for new life and for mourning. Fronds of burnt herbs and crystals act as agents of healing and purification; and we are immersed in the sonic environment of the sea.

For her formally inventive and politically symbolic sculpture, the 2017 Future Generation Art Prize is awarded to Dineo Seshee Bopape.

Commenting on works by the Special Prize winners Phoebe Boswell the jury said: In this exhibition we encounter a corridor of virtuoso life drawings, female figures, animated on an epic scale. These naked yet heroic protagonists have stories to tell and they are activated by our presence - we are also invited to contribute our own thoughts and statements. In recognition of the immersive and emotionally charged power of the installation titled Mutumia, a special prize is awarded to Phoebe Boswell.

The exhibition of the 21 shortlisted artists for the fourth edition of the Future Generation Art Prize is on show at the PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine until 16 April 2017. The show presents new works by the following shortlisted artists and groups: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, 33 (Nigeria / United States), Iván Argote, 32 (Colombia / France), Firelei Báez, 35 (Dominican Republic / United States), Dineo Seshee Bopape, 35 (South Africa), Phoebe Boswell, 34 (Kenya / United Kingdom), Vivian Caccuri, 30 (Brazil), Sol Calero, 34 (Venezuela / Germany), Asli Çavuşoğlu, 34 (Turkey), Vajiko Chachkhiani, 31 (Georgia / Germany), Carla Chaim, 33 (Brazil), Christian Falsnaes, 35 (Denmark / Germany), EJ Hill, 31 (United States), Andy Holden, 34 (United Kingdom), Li Ran, 30 (China), Ibrahim Mahama, 29 (Ghana), Rebecca Moss, 25 (United Kingdom), Sasha Pirogova, 29 (Russia), Kameelah Janan Rasheed, 31 (United States), Martine Syms, 28 (United States), Kemang Wa Lehulere, 32 (South Africa), Open Group (Ukraine).

The Future Generation Art Prize 2017 exhibition is curated by Anna Smolak.

The 20 shortlisted artists were selected from over 4400 artists, from 138 countries, by an international Selection Committee. The Open Group – winners of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015, a national contemporary art prize awarded to young Ukrainian artists under 35 – were automatically shortlisted.

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<![CDATA[Watch online the Award Ceremony of the Future Generation Art Prize 2017 on March 16]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31059 http://pinchukartcentre.org Watch online the Award Ceremony of the Future Generation Art Prize 2017 on March 16 http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/31059 news Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:53:57 +0200 On Thursday, 16th of March, at 20:00, the PinchukArtCentre will stream live the fourth Ceremony of the Future Generation Art Prize – a major international competition for artists up to 35 established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

The live broadcast will be available on the web-site of the PinchukArtCentre, the Future Generation Art Prize, and also on the Facebook pages of PinchukArtCentre and Future Generation Art Prize.

The respected international jury will choose and announce at the Award Ceremony the winner of the main prize who will receive a generous $100, 000 award ($60,000 in cash and $40,000 toward production of a new work). Following the decision by the jury members, additional $20,000 will be allotted to fund artist-in-residency program to the special prize winners (up to 5 artists).

The International Jury of the Future Generation Art Prize 2017:

  • Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator, Public Art Fund, New York
  • Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
  • Björn Geldhof, Artistic Director, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv and YARAT, Baku
  • Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and Curator, 21st Biennale of Sydney 2018
  • Koyo Kouoh, Founding Artistic Director, Raw Material Company, Dakar
  • Jochen Volz, curator of the 32nd São Paulo Biennial and General director of Pinacoteca, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jérôme Sans, Co-Founder, Palais de Tokyo Paris and Artistic Director, Perfect Crossovers, Paris-Beijing

Exhibition of the 21 shortlisted artists for the third edition of the Future Generation Art Prize is currently on show at the PinchukArtCentre and will be open until April 16, 2017. The exhibition presents newly produced works by the following artists and groups: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, 33 (Nigeria / United States), Iván Argote, 32 (Colombia / France), Firelei Báez, 35 (Dominican Republic / United States), Dineo Seshee Bopape, 35 (South Africa), Phoebe Boswell, 34 (Kenya / United Kingdom), Vivian Caccuri, 30 (Brazil), Sol Calero, 34 (Venezuela / Germany), Asli Çavuşoğlu, 34 (Turkey), Vajiko Chachkhiani, 31 (Georgia / Germany), Carla Chaim, 33 (Brazil), Christian Falsnaes, 35 (Denmark / Germany), EJ Hill, 31 (United States), Andy Holden, 34 (United Kingdom), Li Ran, 30 (China), Ibrahim Mahama, 29 (Ghana), Rebecca Moss, 25 (United Kingdom), Sasha Pirogova, 29 (Russia), Kameelah Janan Rasheed, 31 (United States), Martine Syms, 28 (United States), Kemang Wa Lehulere, 32 (South Africa), Open Group (Ukraine).  

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<![CDATA[Exhibition of 21 Shortlisted Artists for the Future Generation Art Prize 2017 at the PinchukArtCentre]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/30855 On February 25, 2017 the PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) presents an exhibition of the 21 shortlisted artists for the fourth edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, the first global art prize for artists up to 35, founded by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009. The show focuses on the presentation of recent and newly produced works.

 

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http://pinchukartcentre.org Exhibition of 21 Shortlisted Artists for the Future Generation Art Prize 2017 at the PinchukArtCentre http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/30855 news Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:27 +0200 On February 25, 2017 the PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) presents an exhibition of the 21 shortlisted artists for the fourth edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, the first global art prize for artists up to 35, founded by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009. The show focuses on the presentation of recent and newly produced works. 

The exhibition engages with the complexities of the contemporary world and explores the role and status of art within it. Poised between the personal and the collective, imaginary and real, familiar and uncanny, the show proposes a captivating journey through parallel realities where idiosyncratic experiences and global phenomena intersect. 

Formally rich and visually intriguing, the exhibition features diverse works developed in a variety of media. Many are immersive and engaging, precisely drafted situations with often subtle references to the local, Ukrainian condition, inviting viewer response. The attempt to envisage future scenarios in a world defined by precariousness and uncertainties is confronted with in-depth exploration of the self – raising the question of social responsibility of the artist not only as a visionary of the future but foremost as an advocate for change.

Björn Geldhof, Artistic director of the PinchukArtCentre: “I am proud to see that after eight years and four editions, the Future Generation Art Prize has become a milestone in the international cultural landscape. The prize has proved to provide consistent support for all shortlisted artists both through our investment in the production of new works and our commitment to present all artists in collateral events at the Venice Biennale. With this exhibition in Kyiv, we bring 21 shortlisted artists from all over the world to Ukraine, highlighting Kyiv’s scope as a hub of contemporary culture, while inspiring the local art scene. For the first time in the history of the prize, it has been curated by a guest curator, Anna Smolak.” 

20 shortlisted artists have been selected from more than 4 400 from 138 countries by an international Selection Committee. The Open Group from Ukraine were automatically nominated to the shortlist as winners of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015, a national contemporary art prize awarded to young Ukrainian artists up to the age of 35. 

The shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2017 includes: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, 33 (Nigeria / United States), Iván Argote, 32 (Colombia / France), Firelei Báez, 35 (Dominican Republic / United States), Dineo Seshee Bopape, 35 (South Africa), Phoebe Boswell, 34 (Kenya / United Kingdom), Vivian Caccuri, 30 (Brazil), Sol Calero, 34 (Venezuela / Germany), Asli Çavuşoğlu, 34 (Turkey), Vajiko Chachkhiani, 31 (Georgia / Germany), Carla Chaim, 33 (Brazil), Christian Falsnaes, 35 (Denmark / Germany), EJ Hill, 31 (United States), Andy Holden, 34 (United Kingdom), Li Ran, 30 (China), Ibrahim Mahama, 29 (Ghana), Rebecca Moss, 25 (United Kingdom), Sasha Pirogova, 29 (Russia), Kameelah Janan Rasheed, 31 (United States), Martine Syms, 28 (United States), Kemang Wa Lehulere, 32 (South Africa), Open Group (Ukraine).

The exhibition of the Future Generation Art Prize 2017 is curated by Anna Smolak.

The International Jury of the Future Generation Art Prize 2017:

  • Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator, Public Art Fund, New York 
  • Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London 
  • Björn Geldhof, Artistic Director, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv and YARAT, Baku 
  • Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and Curator, 21st Biennale of Sydney 2018
  • Koyo Kouoh, Founding Artistic Director, Raw Material Company, Dakar
  • Jochen Volz, curator of the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, Brazil
  • Jérôme Sans, Co-Founder, Palais de Tokyo Paris and Artistic Director, Perfect Crossovers, Paris-Beijing

The main prize will be awarded by an international jury in the amount of US$ 100 000, split between $60 000 in cash and $40 000 investment in the production of a new work. In addition US$ 20 000 will be awarded to up to five Special Prize winners, nominated by the Jury.

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<![CDATA[Workshop for children with artist Ivan Argote]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/30853 http://pinchukartcentre.org Workshop for children with artist Ivan Argote http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/30853 news Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:25:38 +0200 This page is available only in Russian and Ukrainian version

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<![CDATA[PinchukArtCentre is looking for mediators]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/30849 http://pinchukartcentre.org PinchukArtCentre is looking for mediators http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/30849 news Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:35:13 +0200 This page is available only in Russian and Ukrainian version

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<![CDATA[PinchukArtCentre is looking for an intern in the PR-department]]> http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/30848 http://pinchukartcentre.org PinchukArtCentre is looking for an intern in the PR-department http://pinchukartcentre.org/en/news/30848 news Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:10:49 +0200 This page is available only in Russian and Ukrainian version

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