Within two and a half months of the contest for participation in the Main Project of KSP 2014 the projects were submitted by more than 200 artists from 40 countries including Austria, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, and South Africa. About a half of all the applications came from Ukraine.
The applications were assessed by the selection committee, which includes Helen Pheby PhD (Senior Curator of Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Curator of the KSP Special Project), Kateryna Taylor (curator of the Main Project at KSP, founder of Kadygrob_Taylor Platform for Contemporary Art), Olesya Ostovska-Lyuta (art manager, curator), Mikhail Reva (sculptor, architect, Merited Artist of Ukraine), Anton Belov (Director of Garage CCC, Moscow), and Vladimir Kadygrob (Director of Kyiv Sculpture Project, founder of Kadygrob_Taylor Platform for Contemporary Art).
Thus, the shortlisted international participants are Flavio Cerqueira (Brazil), Valerian Gagnaire (France), Pawel Kowzan (Poland), and Oscar Abraham (Venezuela/Netherlands). Participants from Ukraine include the Open Group, Beata Korn, Sasha Kurmaz, Katya Libkind, and Viktor Sidakov.
«We would like to thank all the artists who have submitted their applications, as well as project partners who have been supporting the preparation of the second international festival of contemporary sculpture. We also wish to apologize to Kyiv citizens for not presenting the festival this year. We promise to do everything possible to create the top level event in 2015», the organisers of Kyiv Sculpture Project say.
In 2014 KSP team is preparing an educational project dedicated to public art and development of urban spaces. The detailed information will be announced later.
Due to the current situation in Ukraine, KSP curators and the Selection Committe have decided to postpone the announcement of the participants of KSP Main Project.
KSP have received over 200 applications from 40 countries: China, India, New Zealand, USA, Brazil, Egypt, Greece, Austria, Great Britain and many others. A half of all the applications came from Ukraine.
The shortlist and the dates of the Festival will be announced as soon as the situation in Ukraine stabilizes.
Kyiv Sculpture Project prolongs the open call for submissions for Kyiv Sculpture Project Prize till 20 January 2014.
KSP is still receiving a large number of questions and proposals, therefore the application period is extended. Applications from China, India, New Zealand, USA, Brazil, Egypt, Greece, Austria, Great Britain and other countries have already been submitted during one month of the open call.
Kyiv Sculpture Project Prize is the first Ukraine-based specialized prize for young artists working in the public realm. Submissions are accepted from artists under 35 years old 30 October 2013 to 20 January 2014 inclusive. The Festival provides a grant to cover artwork production, flight and accommodation in Kyiv. The application form for the Kyiv Sculpture Project Prize is available via the festival’s website www.ksp.org.ua/prize.
The selection committee of Kyiv Sculpture Project 2014 includes Helen Pheby PhD (Senior Curator of Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Curator of the KSP Special Project), Kateryna Taylor (curator of the Main Project at KSP, founder of Kadygrob&Taylor Art Projects), Olesya Ostrovska-Lyuta (curator, art-manager, Head of programmes and projects at Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for Development of Ukraine), Mikhail Reva (sculptor, architect, Merited Artist of Ukraine), Anton Belov (Director of Garage CCC, Moscow), and Vladimir Kadygrob (Director of Kyiv Sculpture Project, founder of Kadygrob&Taylor Art Projects).
The shortlist will be announced in February 2014. The works by shortlisted artists will be exhibited within the Main Project at KSP from 20 May to 10 July 2014 at the M. M. Gryshko National Botanical Garden. All the selected works will be assessed by the international jury and nominated for a number of awards. The Award Ceremony will be held in June 2014.
Kyiv Sculpture Project 2014 (KSP) – the non-profit festival of contemporary sculpture in urban space – announces the open call for artists under 35 from all around the world to participate in the exhibition of the Main project and be considered for the Kyiv Sculpture Project Prize.
Kyiv Sculpture Project Prize is the first Ukraine-based specialized prize for young artists working in the public realm. In 2012 KSP received over 300 applications from 39 countries. The Main Prize was split between two projects: The Seashell by Zhanna Kadyrova (Ukraine) and Moonstruck by Karin van der Molen (Netherlands).
All the selected works will be assessed by the international jury and nominated for the following awards:
Main Prize (8000 Euro)
Special Prize (3000 Euro)
Special Prize from «K.A.N. Development» company
Igor Voronov Art Foundation Prize
Yorkshire Sculpture Park Special Prize
Audience Choice Prize
Further details: Prize
The Second International Festival for contemporary sculpture will be held in May-July 2014. Kyiv Sculpture Project aims to become a significant platform for the development of contemporary sculpture in Eastern Europe and to put Kyiv on the world map of public art.