Grisha Bruskin and the AES+F collective share the award for best project of the year
Russia’s €40,000 Kandinsky Prize for project of the year was divided for the first time between two finalists: Grisha Bruskin for his Kafkaesque H-Hour sculpture and the AES+F collective for Allegoria Sacra, the final installment of an epic video trilogy covering Heaven, Hell and Purgatory in the modern world, inspired by the painting of the same name by the Renaissance artist Giovanni Bellini.
Dimitri Venkov won the €10,000 prize for artists 35 years old and under.
The Kandinsky Prize was created by Shalva Breus, a Georgian-born businessman who made a fortune in the Russian paper and pulp industry. The ceremony took place at the Udarnik, a landmark ,Soviet-era cinema that Breus and his ArtChronika Foundation are turning into a museum of contemporary art.