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September 8, 2021 10:02 am

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The nominees’ exhibition will open on September 11 and run until November 30.

On City Day, September 11, an exhibition of nominees for the II Moscow Art Prize (MAP) will open in Zaryadye Park. It is a city award for contemporary art aimed at supporting a wide range of authors of all genres. The exposition will present iconic projects and key works of 2020, created in Moscow, about Moscow and for Moscow.

Prizes are awarded to those who, from January 1, 2020 to April 1, 2021, created works in any of the genres and trends of contemporary art. The Expert Council will select the winners in five nominations, including “Fine Arts and Architecture”, “Theater”, “Cinema”, “Literature” and “Music”.

The Zaryadye Park Media Center will become the main presentation area for the award. Here, viewers will be able to get acquainted with the works, and these are the works of more than 50 authors.

“The capital’s birthday is already a traditional time for the presentation of the Moscow Art Prize in Zaryadye Park. For artists, writers, composers, theater and film masters, the MAP is an inscribed line in the “catalog” of annual events in contemporary art, and for the winners it is also a large-scale premium fund. For the townspeople and guests of the capital – an aesthetic and educational event, and for Moscow – a few more touches to the portrait of the best city in the world, ”says Ivan Demidov, director of Zaryadye Park.

The media center will present such exhibition projects as “Towards the Night” by Francisco Infante and Nonna Goryunova, “Countdown” by Igor Makarevich and Elena Elagina, “Closed Fish Exhibition. Reconstruction “by Dmitry Hvorostov and Yan Ginzburg,

“The Revelation of a Wonderful Pond” by Paruyr Davtyan, “Russian Nowhere” by Pavel Otdelnov.

The guests will also see fragments of Timofei Parshchikov’s Sad.O.K.Super project, which became an attempt for the artist to reflect changes in emotional perception during quarantine, and objects from the Bulky Biceps series by Alexander Kutovoy – antique sculptures adapted by the artist for the sports hobbies of a modern person. In addition, the exhibition will include sound installations and graphic works.

A cinema will be organized in the exhibition hall of the media center, where they will demonstrate NFT art – the work of artists who have become participants in the Disartive project, an international exhibition and fair of digital art and technology.

The open spaces of the park will house objects of the large-scale land-art project “CHA SHA. Exhibition in the Woods ”, among which the audience will see the works of Olga Bozhko, Kirill Ass, Dima Filippov.

Among the nominees for the award in other disciplines are literary works by Andrey Gelasimov, Zlata Ulitina and Ilya Danishevsky, musical projects by Vladislav Tarnopolsky, Alexander Belousov and Oleg Nesterov, as well as art-house, documentary and feature films. Theatrical nomination is presented by works of Moscow theaters, including Sovremennik, Russian Academic Youth Theater, Theater on Malaya Bronnaya, Dmitry Brusnikin’s Workshop and many others.

The exhibition of the nominees for the II Moscow Art Prize will run until November 30. The award ceremony will take place in November.

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