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Mircea Nicolae won the “People’s Choice Prize” under the Future Generation Art Prize 2010Source: PinchukArtCentre. Author: January 12th, 2011
According to the results of the Internet voting, taking place from 12 November 2010 to 9 January 2011 via the PinchukArtCentre website, a Romanian artist Mircea Nicolae won the “People’s Choice Prize” under the Future Generation Art Prize 2010. This Prize is not a cash award and serves as a symbol of recognition of the audience. The voting public had a chance to see on the website the works created by the shortlisted artists for Future Generation Art Prize, and watch their interviews.
Earlier according to the decision of the Jury Mircea Nicolae received the Special Prize. $20,000 from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation will be allotted to fund artist-in-residency program supporting the further development of the artist.
The winners of the Main and Special Prizes were selected and announced by the international jury consisting of Daniel Birnbaum (Sweden), Okwui Enwezor (Nigeria), Yuko Hasegawa (Japan), Ivo Mesquita (Brazil), Eckhard Schneider (Germany), Robert Storr (USA) and Ai Weiwei (China) at the award ceremony in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Friday, December 10.
Robert Storr: “With disarming even deceptive simplicity Mircea Nicolae tells a complex multi-leveled tale of the coming together and coming apart of his family against the background of the coming together and coming apart of socialism in Romania after the second world war. Using documentary film footage, snapshots, architectural photos, his mother’s shoes and pictures and models of vernacular kiosks of modernist design, he gives us moving as well as critical images and symbols of the interweaving or private life and history, the personal and political”.