16th December 2021
PinchukArtCentre announces the artists shortlist for the 7th edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize, a nationwide prize in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists aged 35 or younger. The shortlist has been formed by the selection committee based on the results of the selection from more than 1000 applications submitted by Ukrainian artists from all regions of Ukraine.
While introducing Group Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Himey, winner of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2020, the jury stated: “Live Stream is a very tight and visually stunning work. It engages choreography in a political, playful and poetic way. The work also offers a complex network of juxtapositions that speak of change and transition, past and present. It negotiates the importance of history and memory, but not in an academic or ossified way. It offers a very contemporary form of historical reflection that is relevant for Ukraine and by extension the world.
Commenting on the work by first special prize winner Nikolay Karabinovych, the jury said: “Even Further is a poignant, moving work that deals with the challenges of histories while carrying possible futures within it. It employs a very precise, subtle and fine language, based on an emotionally resonant stillness. Every part of the work stands in perfect balance and are complementarity to each other. The work poetically addresses loss, diaspora identity and the displacement of peoples in an ecumenical way. The jury commends the work for its very elegant orchestration of sound, image and concept.
Awarding Uli Golub the second special prize, the jury said: “The jury found the work of Uli Golub to be very promising. They were impressed by its playfulness, originality, imagination, humor and surrealism. The jury thought that the work was particularly special in the way that it talks about delicate issues, such as the ‘Other’ and acceptance of it in a borderline provocative way. The jury thought that the work constituted an especially potent metaphor for discussing some of the most pertinent issues of today: migration, inclusion, exclusion and difference. They were impressed by the inventiveness, craziness, and sense of engagement of Look, She’s Got a Beard! The title alone says it all.”
The members of the selection committee in 2020 are:
Partner Platforms representing different regions of Ukraine will support the PinchukArtCentre Prize in 2020: