Awards Ceremony of INNOVATION 2013 Competition
The awards ceremony of INNOVATION 2013 Competition is one of the most important and highly anticipated events in the spring calendar of Moscow cultural life. On April 9, names of the winners will be announced, and best artworks, curatorial projects and research works of 2013 will be awarded.
Winners in five nominations of INNOVATION Competition will be announced at the ceremony:
Also, laureates in two out-of-competition nominations will receive their awards:
Partners of INNOVATION Competition will award their special prizes:
Stage director Andrey Silvestrov speaks about the idea of 2014 ceremony: “The design of the ceremony is created by artist Stepan Lukyanov as a total surrealist installation. The key part of the spectacle will be an unprecedented video installation directed by young artist Antonina Baever. Especially for the ceremony, composer Iraida Yusupova wrote several songs based on poems by Andrey Rodionov, which will be performed by ‘Mad Pierrot Cabaret.’ The necessary elements of the ceremony that repeat every year will be mixed with the original media installation and contemporary music – all of this will result in a spectacle, which will demonstrate the surreal quality of today. The host of the ceremony will be popular actor Sergey Chonishvili – or, more accurately, one very specific part of him…”
This year, the ceremony will take place at the Museum of Moscow – one of the oldest museums in the city founded in 1896. In 2011, the museum received a well-merited venue for its numerous projects and further development – the complex of Provisions Warehouses, an important monument of classical Russian architecture of the first half of the 19th century. Here the museum runs innovative exhibitions about Moscow and its citizens, today’s life and contemporary art. The staging of INNOVATION 2013 awards ceremony in this space testifies to the living connection between history and contemporary state of Russian culture.
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