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Ukrainian art prize appoints a jury

Kiev’s Pinchuk Art Centre is readying for its next Future Generation Prize

The Pinchuk Art Centre in Kiev has announced the jury for its next Future Generation Prize, which seems ready to carry on despite the country’s recent political upheaval.

The jurors are the curators Francesco Bonami, Bisi Silva, Adam Szymczyk and Philip Tinari; the artists Doris Salcedo and Jan Fabre; and the Pinchuk Art Centre’s director Eckhard Schneider. The jury is due to meet in Kiev in December to vote on a shortlist of artists that will be made public in June. In a statement, Schneider said the prize is awarded “based on a democratic application procedure and on a distinguished board and jury”.

The art centre’s founder, the Ukrainian billionaire Viktor Pinchuk, has carefully managed his involvement in the country’s political crisis. In a profile published by Forbes India on 1 April, he told a journalist: “European values will solve a great number of Ukraine’s problems,” while adding, “Ukraine cannot be successful without Russia”.

Artists from around the world are invited to apply for the $100,000 award and applications will be made available in ten different languages, including Russian and Ukrainian.

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