We are pleased to announce CYLAND MediaArtLab artists and projects have entered the long list of Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Award in several categories.
CYLAND MediaArtLab efforts in strengthening cultural exchange among innovators on the Art & Tech frontier were noted by the Modern Art Award committee. The 9th CYBERFEST held in Berlin, St. Petersburg, New York, London, and Bogota entered the Grand Prix competition.
ON MY WAY exhibition project curated by Anna Frants and Elena Gubanova for the 56th International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy is nominated in the Best Curatioral Project.
The long list of the Modern Art Award is available in Russian: http://www.kuryokhin.net/ru/award/long-list.html.
The Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Center presents the Annual Contemporary Art Awards in association with the Sergey Kuryokhin Charity Fund. Through their work awardees include painters, supervisors, and musicians developing revolutionary ideasstated by Sergey Kuryokhin in as early as 1990s. These are such POP-MECHANICA principles as a search for new forms of interplay of arts, provocation, and commitment to performance, improvisation and unpredictable results of artistic work that the Sergey Kuryokhin Awardis based on. The unique nature of the Award lies in development of the synthesis of arts materialized in works of Sergey Kuryokhin, which consists in introduction of nominations such as POP-MECHANICA GRAND-PRIX, POETIC PERFORMANCE, and PUBLIC ART. While supporting musicians,artists, and supervisors, the Sergey Kuryokhin Award is also dedicated to its educational mission — introduction of the best art projects that are often overlooked by traditional cultural establishments. The first 2009 project awards ceremony was held in 2010, which became a dramatic event in the world of contemporary art at once. Nominees’ multimedia performances and installations turned the awards ceremony into a festival that was much noticed by the public and mass media.