The Award Ceremony will take place at the Moscow Manege on April the 4th, 2014. It will be part of the official programme of the UK-Russia Year of Culture.
The Art Newspaper Russia published in Russia since 2012 under license of the The Art Newspaper that prints in England more than 20 years. The award is given by the editorial office of the Art Newspaper Russia based on the results of the past year in the following five categories: Book of the Year, Exhibition of the Year, Museum of the Year, Restoration of the year, and Personal achievement.
The Award combines different areas of art activities; it has no style or age restrictions and serves to encourage the activities that attract public interest, effect artistic processes, support the preservation and importance of artistic legacy, private initiatives in art, development of the art market, promotion of the Russian art abroad and provision of information about international art in Russia. The Prize of the Art Newspaper Russia is a sculpture by Sergey Shekhovtsov (born in 1969). Sergey Shekhovtsov represented Russia at the Venice Biennale (2010), and at the Sao Paolo Biennial of Contemporary Art (2004). Sculpture is two towers crossed in shape of clock hands or the letter V, two symbols of two countries: Big-Ben and Red Square Tower.
The director of the Ceremony is Alexey Agranovich, producer, stage manager and art director of several film festivals. He is in charge of the entertainment department of STS channel.
Last year among the award winners were Natalya Sipovskaya, Director of the State Institute of Art Sciences; Viktoria Markova and Zinaida Bonami from the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts; Evgeny Ass and Aleksandr Epifanov, restoration architects of the Arsenal in Nizhny Novgorod; Borukh Gorin, Chairman of the Board of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center; and Dmitry Aksenov, co-owner of Viennafair.
About The Art Newspaper Russia
The Art Newspaper Russia is the first unique international publication in Russia solely dedicated to art. The Art Newspaper is part of the world’s most competent art information network. It consists of Anglo-American The Art Newspaper (founded in 1990), Il Giornale dell’Arte in Italy (founded in 1983), Le Journal des Arts in France and Ta Nea Ti s Technis in Greece. In 2013 Umberto Allemandy publishing group will be joined by a Chinese version, The Art Newspaper China.
These publications were modelled on such major newspapers as The Guardian, The New York Times, Corriere della Sera, but they focus on the events in the art world.
All those newspapers are distributed throughout 60 countries.