November 21 | Future Generation Art Prize announces 21 finalists
Today, Kiev’s PinchukArtCentre announced the nominees for the fourth edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. The prize, which was set up by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, recognizes international, up-and-coming artists aged 35 and under.
The cash prize of $100,000 ($60,000 in cash and $40,000 to be invested in the production of new works) goes towards the winning artist’s future projects, seeking to propel them in their career. Among the 21 nominees are the Nigerian-born artist Nijdeka Akunyili Crosby, (who smashed her previous auction record at Sotheby’s evening contemporary sale on November 17) the chinese artist Li Ran, and Venezuelan artist Sol Calero. An exhibition of the shortlisted artists’ work will go on show at the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev on February 25 through April, 16 2017 and the winner will be announced at an Award Ceremony in Kiev in March. In 2014, the prize was awarded to Nástio Mosquito from Angola and Colombian artist Carlos Motta. More information on the the Future Generation Art Prize’s website.
The World Photography Organization’s PHOTOFAIRS — international art fairs dedicated to photography — has released details of the program for its first US edition, launching this January in San Francisco. PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco will display photography by international artists who have not had their work exhibited in the city before, as well as showcasing significant photographers from the States’ West Coast, emphasizing the region’s longstanding importance for the medium of photography. Some of the leading international galleries participating include M97 Gallery (Shanghai); Ratio 3 (San Francisco); Casemore Kirkeby (San Francisco); Danziger Gallery (New York); Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery (New York); Three Shadows +3 Gallery (Beijing & Xiamen); and CAMERA WORK (Berlin). Japanese photography collectors Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz will feature in the fair’s Conversations program, “a rigorous and relevant series of talks.” PHOTOFAIRS saw its strongest ever sales at the 2016 edition of its Shanghai fair which ran from September 9 through 11, which the San Francisco edition hopes to match by offering many galleries their first big platform in the US. PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco will run from January 27 through 29 at Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason. More information available on ARTFIXdaily.