Кyiv, December 16, 2014 – On December 12, 2014 Aequo law firm organized a charity auction Future Celebration to support the young artists from Ukraine.
The auction was held in cooperation with the PinchukArtCentre – an international centre for contemporary art of the 21st century.
Auction was preceded by a guided tour organized specifically for over 100 guests at the exhibition of the 21 shortlisted artists of the Future Generation Art Prize, the first global contemporary art prize for artists up to 35. During the tour, the attention was paid to a newly produced works of nominees giving a remarkable view on the most actual artistic positions of a next generation of artists.
This emotional exhibition, connecting different themes and artistic practices, including researched based works, works with an emphasis on the performative and artistic practices deeply influenced by new media, left nobody indifferent.
Works of the talented young artists, nominees from Ukraine: Zhanna Kadyrova (32, the winner of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 and the winner of the special PinchukArtCentre Award 2011) from the series Shots and Data Extraction, and Mykyta Kadan (31, the winner of the first PinchukArtCentre Prize in 2011) from the series Sellout and Scene of action were up for auction. The proceeds from the auction will be donated to support young artists, in particular to produce the catalogue of Ukrainian contemporary art, which will expand the audience and the geography of the project.
“We believe that Ukraine will be saved not only by the power of weapon and military genius which are most in demand now – but also by the power of art and talent of creation inherent in our people. Our objective is, despite the external pressure and aggression, to reveal this talent and promote Ukraine as a modern nation that is not afraid to become (sometimes even to its own surprise) fashionable and to discard the old stereotypes”, – said Denis Lysenko, Aequo’s managing partner.