The Cultural Creative Agency (CCA) has announced the results of the Turbulence project competition. Russian artists were given an opportunity to submit projects that offer critical views of our current reality and create new images for a common future. The modern world is faced with a pandemic and is going through a period of instability and uncertainty, but as the organizers wrote, “in times of crisis, there is always hope for a new beginning and the creation of a better world.”
The competition winners are Polina Kanis, Ekaterina Muromtseva, and Alexey Taruts, who will split a prize fund of 1,500,000 rubles and whose projects will be presented at the 8th Cosmoscow International Art Fair from the 11th to 13th of September, 2020.
Polina Kanis is an artist who graduated from the Rodchenko Moscow Art School of Photography and Multimedia and currently lives in Moscow. Polina's project is a video installation, in which the artist will offer her understanding of the notions of activity and passivity. She will enable viewers to find new ways of interacting with reality while going through times of unpredictable changes.
Ekaterina Muromtseva is an artist, who graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy at Moscow State University and the Rodchenko Moscow Art School of Photography and Multimedia. She is currently based in Moscow. In her work, she explores personal and collective memories at the intersection of reality and fiction, using various media. During the forced period of isolation, Ekaterina created a temporary gallery, an independent and free space, on her own apartment balcony in Zagreb, where she exhibited her watercolors and works of other artists. She will be recreating this space for the Cosmoscow art fair.
Alexey Taruts is a transmedia artist from Moscow, who explores issues of instantaneous representation, the dispersal of attention, and the influence that technology has on humans. His project will explore the idea of excluded presence and will be composed of performance, video, and installation pieces.
More information about the competition can be found at turbulence.me.