$100,000 Art PrizeSource: NYtimes.com. Author: Randy Kennedy. Published on January 19th, 2010

The Future Generation Art Prize, a new $100,000 award for artists younger than 35, created by the Ukrainian billionaire and art collector Victor Pinchuk, has announced the members of the prize’s jury, and many of the names are well traveled on the international art circuit. They include Daniel Birnbaum, the director of the Städelschule Art Academy in Frankfurt and the director of the 2009 Venice Biennale; Robert Storr, the dean of the Yale University School of Art and the director of the Venice Biennale two years before that; Okwui Enwezor, the director of Documenta XI in 2002 and a highly sought-after curator and writer; and Ai Weiwei, probably China’s most famous living artist. The Victor Pinchuk Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 2006, also announced that it had begun to accept entries from artists, who can submit applications online at futuregenerationartprize.org through April 18. The prize will be awarded every two years, along with a more populist noncash side award, the People’s Choice Prize, to be determined by a public online vote, à la “American Idol.”