Long list of Kuryokhin Prize announced

Artists Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov
Artists Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov

Festival «The Lookout» by Elena Gubanova, CYLAND Media Art Lab artist and curator, was included in the long list of the Kuryokhin Prize in the category «Best curatorial project».

Festival of contemporary art «The Lookout» was held July 13-14, 2019 at the historical and cultural complex «Fort Constantine». The project was organized by the North-West branch of NCCA ROSIZO and presented to the public a series of original art objects that reflected «memory of the place». The festival included an extensive parallel program with video art screenings, musical performances and guided tours.

Among the project participants were artists, curators and engineers of CYLAND Media Art Lab — Anna Frants, Victoria Ilyushkina, Sergey Komarov and Alexey Grachev, Marina Alexeeva, Ivan Govorkov, Natalia Lyakh, Sid Iandovka and others. 

In addition to Elena Gubanova, this year’s nominees for the Kuryokhin Prize are CYLAND Media Art Lab artist Lyudmila Belova and participants of the Cyfest International Media Art Festival Alexandra Lerman, Vladimir Abikh and Dmitry ::vtol:: Morozov. 

The annual Sergei Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Prize was established in 2009 by the Sergei Kuryokhin Center for Contemporary Art. Its main task is to identify and support promising artists, curators and musicians, raising the status of Russian art and its integration into the international cultural environment.

The award ceremony for the winners of the 11th edition of the prize will be held on April 26 at Maltsevsky market. The ceremony is directed by Nikolai Komyagin, the leader of the «Shortparis» music band.

The prize will be awarded in 8 categories: 

Grand Prix «Pop-Mechanics»

Best Visual Art Project

Best Media Object

Best Curatorial Project

Art in a public space

The best text about contemporary art

Honorary nomination “SKIF” (musical experimental project)

New category “Science Art Project”

The Cyfest International Media Art Festival was a recipient of the Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Prize 2018 in the «Best Festival of contemporary art» category.