And the Winners Are… Innovation announces its laureates

Alexander Brodsky accepts his award in front of members of the Jury

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!

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