World Famous Modern Artists Gather in Kyiv

By Worldwide News Ukraine, PRNE
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

KIEV, Ukraine, December 15, 2010 - Kyiv, Ukraine's capital city, welcomed the representatives of
the international art establishment, who served as jurors, trustees, and
patrons of the Future Generation Art Prize. The delegation featured artists
Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Italian fashion
designer Miuccia Prada and her husband Patrizio Bertelli, along with the
directors of European museums and art halls.

The Future Generation Art Prize (FGAP) ceremony, organized by
the well-known Ukrainian arts patron Viktor Pinchuk, took place in Kyiv over
the weekend. The event was marked by high-rate organization and was attended,
among others, by the directors of the Foundation Guggenheim, Richard
, the Paris center Pompidou, Alfred Paquement, and London Tate
museum conglomerate, Nicholas Serota.

The atmosphere at the event was very lively. English artist,
entrepreneur, and art collector Damien Hirst was exchanging opinions with
Mykolai Rydny, a member of SOSka art club. Ukrainian designer Iryna Karavay
was anxious about mingling with her world-famous colleague and member of
FGAP's Board of Trustees - Miuccia Prada.

The director of exhibitions at the London White Cube gallery
Tim Marlow served as an anchorman.

Young Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle was awarded the first
prize. The head of the FGAP's jury, the director of the Moderna Musset of
Stockholm Daniel Birnbaum, expressed his admiration for "the choreographic
symbiosis of landscape and performance" in Cinthia's video-works. Hirst, in
his turn, called the Brazilian artist "everyone's favourite". Prior to FGAP,
Marcelle has become a recipient of various art awards, such as the annual
TrAIN artist in residency award at Gasworks, London, 2009. The Special Prize
went to a Romanian artist Nicolae Mircea for his collection of mini kiosks.

The closing of the ceremony featured video-reference by the
Chinese artist, curator, architectural designer, social commentator, and
activist Ai WaiWai, who is currently kept under home arrest by the Chinese
authorities. In the very end, the art quartet of Andreas Gursky, Damien
, Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami entered the stage.

The Future Generation Art Prize ceremony took place for the
first time but everyone is certain that the tradition will live on. The
event promises to attract more and more young artist to Ukraine, as well as
professionals and collectors looking for bright young talents among

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