Tonight, Russia’s National Center for Contemporary Art celebrated the winners of its Innovation Prize, which is awarded in five categories: Work of Art; Theory, Criticism or Art History; Curatorial Project; Regional Project; and the New Generation Prize for emerging artists.
We already said a few words about the nominees, but we would like to take a moment and congratulate the Jury for making some unexpected decisions this year. Jury members included: NCCA curator Irina Gorlova; Moscow Biennale Commissar Joseph Backstein; Director of the Department of Contemporary Trends at the State Russian Museum, Alexander Borovsky; Krasnoyarsk Biennale curator Sergey Kovalsky; Transmediale artistic director Kristoffer Gansing; and curator Marc-Olivier Wahler.
But enough with that. The winners:
Curatorial Project : Victor Misiano, Impossible Community
Regional Project : Enclave, Kaliningrad
Theory, Criticism or Art History : Andrey Fomenko
New Generation Prize : Taus Makhacheva
Best Work of Art : Alexander Brodsky
The ceremony was held in Artplay, in the space that hosted the 4th Moscow Biennale in 2011. If the champagne pre-game weren’t enough, laureates were feted with human decorations, who were dancing/shivering to opera on the scaffolding outside.
A hearty congratulations to all!