15:44 31.05.2019

Andrey Adamovskiy Foundation supported the first professional award for sculptors in M17 Center of Contemporary Art

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M17 Center of Contemporary Art presented a professional award for sculptors with the support of the Adamovskiy Foundation. Businessman and philanthropist Andrey Adamovskiy names the main goal of the project - to open new names of contemporary artists and support their projects. The size of the prize fund is 250 thousand hrn.

The presentation of the professional award M17 Sculpture Prize was held in the framework of Kyiv Art Week.  A selection panel of five experts was formed for evaluation. It includes Lisa Parola, Helen Phibi, Stella Ioannou, Katerina Rai and Natalia Shpytkovskaya.

You can submit works from May 26 till August 30. The application must contain the following documents: a summary, a portfolio with a written explanation of why it is necessary to present these projects, sketches and drawings, as well as an estimate to determine the amount of funding. At the same time there are no restrictions in materials for work.

But not everyone can apply: sculptors under 40 are invited to participate. In M17, this is explained by the fact that Ukraine needs new names of young sculptors, which have not yet been known in the cultural environment.

In total, 10 winners will be announced, who will present their works in the M17 exhibition space. And one artist will receive funding to create a new project or series of works. At the presentation, the organizers also spoke about the new direction of the Center - M17 Sculpture Project, which aims to promote public art in Ukrainian cities. It is within this direction that the award for sculptors was created.

Not only artists are invited to the discussion, but also urbanists, developers. Thus, in M17, they are trying to find problem areas in the development of street art and to understand how Ukrainians want to see public art in their cities.

"Before presenting the M17 Sculpture Project, the team of the Center for Contemporary Art held a series of meetings, surveys and studies on how to approach the development of public art in Ukrainian cities at the best way. First of all, we offer business and cities a solution how to make the city more attractive for tourists thanks to three-dimensional art", explained the idea of ​​the project businessman and philanthropist Andrey Adamovskiy.

M17 - the Center of Contemporary Art, which was created for the development and transformation of Ukrainian society through artistic processes. Founded in 2010 by businessman and philanthropist Andrey Adamovskiy, who is currently a member of the supervisory board of M17.

Foto: M17 oficial.

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