LOCATION: Palazzo Contarini Polignac
One of the most interesting events on the occasion of the 55th International Art Exhibition is, without doubt, the display of the 21 finalists of the Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice 2013, at Palazzo Contarini Polignac.
Created in 2009 and promoted and supported by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and PinchukArtCentre of Kiev (Ukraine), this international art prize aims to recognise, identify and support the future generation of artists in the world.
For this important opportunity presented on the occasion of the event, the 21 artists are asked to create brand new works best suited to the grand interior of Palazzo Contarini Polignac.
The international panel for selection of the competitors is impressive, with the likes of Daniel Birnbaum, Okwui Enwezor, Yuko Hasegawa, Ivo Mesquita, Eckhard Schneider, Robert Storr and Ai Weiwei. The mentors of the award, too, include Andreas Gursky, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Takashi Murakami.