2023 Erarta Prize

09 February 2023 — 11 June 2023
  • 2023 Erarta Prize

Erarta Museum presents an exhibition by the 2023 Erarta Prize nominees

Erarta Museum inaugurated an annual contemporary art Prize. The total prize value of 3.2 million rubles will be divided between artists (2.5 million rubles) and viewers (700,000 rubles).

From 9 February through 11 June 2023, Erarta’s main exhibition space will showcase the creations by the contemporary artists competing for the Prize. For the first time in history, the Prize will be awarded through a public vote rather than by a closed board of experts. This makes Erarta Prize essentially different from other art prizes, reflecting the key principles of Erarta Museum:

  • any work of art is a product of joint effort of its creator and the viewer, thus making the viewer a vital part of the creative process;

  • art speaks to everyone, and not just the professional community;

  • sharing becomes the spirit of the present time, and contemporary art should keep up with it;

  • it is more important to love art than to be able to judge it according to generally accepted criteria.

Prize winners will be determined by two rounds of viewer voting. Erarta encourages the viewers to not only vote for the artworks of their choice, but to actively campaign for them and promote them using any creative methods imaginable. Please visit prize.erarta.com to learn more about the project.

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