Established by the Viktor Pinchuk Foundation to support the work of emerging young artists worldwide, the Future Generation Art Prize is a biennial art award in the value of $100,000 ($60,000 in cash), of wich $40,000 must be used by the winning artist for the creation of new works.
Today in the Pinchuk Art Center in Kiev at 20h00 (GMT + 2h) will take place the Award Ceremony of the 21 shortlisted artists for the Future Generation Art Prize 2010, presented by Tim Marlow (Director of Exhibitions, White Cube, Great Britain) and Olga Freimut (TV presenter, Ukraine).
The Mentor Artists of the Prize, including Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, and Takashi Murakami, will arrive to Kyiv especially to attend the Award Ceremony.
Among the special guests will be the members of the International Board of the Future Generation Art Prize Richard Armstrong (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum); Alfred Pacquement (Musée nationale d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou); Miuccia Prada (founder of Prada Foundation) and Sir Nicholas Serota (Tate, Great Britain).
The winner of the Main Prize will be selected and announced by the FAGP’s international jury consisting of Ai Weiwei (China), Daniel Birnbaum (Sweden) Eckhard Schneider (Germany), Ivo Mesquita (Brazil), Okwui Enwezor (Nigeria), Rober Storr (USA), and Yuko Hasegawa (Japan).
The live Internet broadcast of the Ceremony and press conference will be available at the official PinchukArtCentre website at 20h00 (GMT + 2h).