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Applications Open for 2nd Edition of of the Future Generation Art Prize

Following its successful launch in 2009 with more than 6,000 applicants from all continents, the PinchukArtCentre has established partnerships with more than 50 international non-profit art organizations for the second edition of the Future Generation Art Prize.
The Partner Platforms are based in over than 38 countries and will help to support outreach to artists around the world. The Partner Platforms also demonstrate the Prize’s global network and effort to involve artists from different regions around the world, especially growing regions such as South America, Australia, Africa, and Oceania.

In increasing the number of Partner Platforms, the PinchukArtCentre strives to globalize the Future Generation Art Prize and reinforces the democratic and international character of the Prize. Above all, it ensures a network of institutions that will communicate with and urge artists from their regions to participate.

In addition, with 300 correspondents throughout the world, the FGAP intends to engage young artists under 35 from wherever they may live and work.

Eckhard Schneider, General Director, PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine): “50 partner platforms all over the world show the essential idea of the Future Generation Art Prize: Think and act global and local at the same time.”

The Future Generation Art Prize was established in 2009 by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation to discover and provide long-term support for a generation of emerging artists up to 35, wherever they may live and work. This unique artist-focused prize aims to make a major contribution toward the production of new work by young artists.

Awarded through an open and democratic competition, judged by a distinguished international jury, the Prize is founded on the idea of generosity, a network of outstanding patron artists and institutional partners, and a highly democratic application procedure.

Applications for the Future Generation Art Prize 2012 will be available online February 6 – May 6, 2012, at the Prize website.

An exhibition of 21 shortlisted artists will open at the PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) in October 2012. The respected international jury will announce the winner of the Main Prize who will receive a generous prize ($60,000 in cash and $40,000 toward production of new work) at the Award Ceremony in December 2012 in Kyiv (Ukraine). An award of $20,000 from the Foundation will be allotted to fund artist-in-residency programs to the winner of the Special Prize.
To encourage this new generation of artists, a group of renowned Mentor Artists has committed its long-term participation in the Prize. These artists will provide in-person counsel and support to the prize winners, and one of the Mentor artists will have a parallel show at the same time as each shortlist exhibition. The 2012 Mentor Artists are Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami.

A distinguished international Board oversees the Future Generation Art Prize. In addition to chairman Victor Pinchuk and the four Mentor Artists, the Board’s membership includes Eli Broad, Dakis Joannou, Elton John, Miuccia Prada and art museum directors Richard Armstrong (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum), Glenn D. Lowry (The Museum of Modern Art), Alfred Pacquement (Muse?e nationale d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou) and Sir Nicholas Serota (Tate).


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