As the states celebrated Martin Luther King Day yesterday, we couldn’t help but think of this summer’s Moscow Biennale of Young Art, which curator David Elliot has chosen to title “A Time for Dreams,” in reference to Dr King’s seminal 1963 speech. According to Elliott’s statement on the website:
A Time for Dreams will include the work of over a hundred artists under the age of thirty five chosen from across the world. Focusing on both present and future, moving between concern with microcosms and universes, this exhibition will resound as a polyphony of individual perspectives interwoven by different aesthetic and cultural traditions. Just as in Martin Luther King’s still unfulfilled dream, the dream of good art, however it is made and wherever it comes from, has to be rooted in truth, ethics and belief in life.
As in the past, these 100+ works will be selected from a pool of entries submitted online. (Find the application here.) The only catch is that the biennale is open to artists under the age of 35 (Hence, “Young” Art.) Applications must be submitted by January 30. The exhibition itself will run in venues across Moscow, from June 26 – August 10, 2014. Again, all information about the Moscow Biennale of Young Art can be found here.
As far as other opportunities for the Under-35 set, the PinchukArtCentre is now accepting applications for its Future Generation Art Prize. We’ve written quite a bit about this project (see here, here, and here, for just a few mentions), having served as a Partner Platform for the award, which provides the winner with $100,000 towards a new work (well, $40,000 earmarked for production of a new work, $60,000 to be used as the artist sees fit.) Past winners have included Cinthia Marcelle and Lynette Yiadom–Boakye, though there are also a host of Special Commendations and a People’s Choice Award. Shortlisted artists participate in an exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv as well as a special presentation in Venice, during the Biennale (where, who knows, Elton John may just buy your work.)