Several projects recently developed by CYLAND MediaArtLab have entered the long list of the Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award. These projects include Alessandro Sciaraffa’s The Winter Symphony, Elena Gubanova’s and Ivan Govorkov’s Dialogue, as well as exhibition projects Casts curated by Elena Gubanova and Lidiya Gryaznova and the 12th CYFEST curated by Anna Frants and Elena Gubanova.
One of the goals for the Art Award is finding and supporting promising artists, curators and musicians, to raise the status of contemporary art and to integrate it in the international cultural life. Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award is specifically focused on the principles of the «Popular Mechanics»: provocation, performance, improvisation and unexpectedness. Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award commemorates the synthesis of various forms of art, the search for new meanings and the revolutionary courage – the only kind that can change the world.
The award ceremony takes place April 21st at The Kamenny Island Theatre in St. Petersburg.