Final event of the Young Russian Curators Project - 2016 edition

After having returned from their internships in Europe (sponsored by EUNIC Moscow), young Russian curators who took part in the 2016 edition of this unique and exciting EUNIC programme presented their projects at an evening event on 7th December 2016 at the Strelka Institute in Moscow. This public event proved to be an invaluable opportunity for young curators to show their potential in front of an audience of experts and art lovers and for the public to learn more about the latest ideas and developments in the arts world. The event, organised by EUNIC intern Liliana Onorato, hosted representatives of the various participating institutes of the countries of the EU (Austrian Cultural Forum, British Council, Goethe Institut, Institut Francais and French Embassy in Moscow, Swedish Embassy in Moscow), as well as personalities in the arts scene of Moscow. The event was opened with a speech by Mr Simon Mraz, director of the Austrian Cultural Forum and EUNIC Moscow president, who emphasised the uttermost importance of the education and professional development of young curators for the future cultural life of the country. The selected winner was Ivan Isaev, whose project implementation will be financially supported by EUNIC. After returning from his internship in Kunstverein in Hamburg (Germany), he presented his project about a future experimental laboratory for artists, where life and work inseparably coexist with each other. Ivan was chosen among five finalists by a jury composed by experts including Andrey Egorov  (Moscow Museum of Modern Art-MMOMA); Nikolay Palazhchenko,  ('Art-management and gallery business' faculty of the RMA business-school); Sofia Trozenko  (Moscow Contemporary Art Center 'Winzavod'); Margarita Osepyan (Solyanka state gallery); Irina Gorlova.Upon receiving his EUNIC award, Ivan said: 'I am glad to be a part of a campaign that helps to erase the borders of art. I hope my project will be a small step in the direction to conscious human existence in the world and will contribute to a sustainable society. I am grateful for the confidence of EUNIC and Mr. Simon Mraz as well as to all members of the jury. I am thankful to the president of the "WINZAVOD" foundation Ms. Sofia Trotsenko for such an opportunity to implement the curatorial projects, as well as to the Goethe-Institut Moskau and to Ms.Astrid Wege personally for their support.'EUNIC Moscow would like to thank all participating partners for their precious contribution to this event.