The Art Newspaper Russia Prize 2014 recipients were announced

04 April 2014
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    The Art Newspaper Russia Prize 2014 recipients were announced
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    The Art Newspaper Russia Prize 2014 recipients were announced
    The Art Newspaper Russia Prize 2014 recipients were announced

The Art Newspaper Prize is an annual awards ceremony honoring the most important cultural events in art industry. The awards are overseen by The Art Newspaper Russia editorial stuff and were first presented in 2012.
'While creating awards short-list, we browse through our issues for the year, picking the highlights, consult with experts, consider public interest (let's say, one of the most important criteria for the exhibition is its attendance), and finally we begin to argue. That's how it works' – says Milena Orlova, editor in chief of The Art Newspaper Russia.

This year ceremony was held at Central Exhibition Hall Manege with an audience of about 270 guests. 

The 'Book of the Year' award was won by collection of articles and documents entitled 'Russian artists at the Venice Biennale. 1895 – 2013' under the editorship of Nikolay Molok, published by Stella Art Foundation to celebrate centenary of Russian exhibit at the Venice Biennale. The book features unique information on pre-revolutionary Russian exhibitions, curated by Ilya Repin and Sergey Dyagilev, including photos, interviews, archive materials about Russian participation in the main artistic exhibition in Soviet and post-Soviet times. 

The 'Exhibition of the Year' – 'Natalia Goncharova. Between East and West', which took place in Tretiakov gallery and has become the most attended exhibition of the museum in 2013.  Multimedia art museum (MAMM) headed by its director Olga Sviblova has become the 'Museum of the Year'

'Restoration of the Year' – a longstanding restoration work on landmarked monument of modernistic architecture,Vyborg Library - the main cultural centre and point of interest in the city. The building was constructed in 1935. And while has it withstanded the Great Patriotic War, it sustained great damage in the following years. The restoration work was performed by Finnish and Russian specialists very carefully and scrupulously, restoring the building back to its original look. 

Roman Abramovich and Daria Zhukova were honored in 'Personal Contribution' category for their 'Airis' charity foundation.

More than 200 people – actors, choreographs, producers and decorators – took part in putting the ceremony into life. Winners has been awarded the sculptures, created by famous artist Sergey Shekhovtsov, representing crossed figures of emblematic symbols of Russia and UK – Spasskaya Tower and Big Ben.