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July 16, 2020

Cultural Creative Agency (ССА), a Program Partner of the 8th Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, announces the names of the Turbulence open call winners. A prize fund of ₽1.5 million will be divided by three winners: 

  • Polina Kanis
  • Ekaterina Muromtseva
  • Alexei Taruts

Together with the monetary award, CCA is undertaking a commitment to produce artworks of the winners. They will be presented to the general public at Cosmoscow on September 11–13.

The open call was conducted with assistance of the Embassy of the state of Qatar to the Russian Federation. The jury consisted of the artistic community members of the two countries. The works of the participants were evaluated by curators and art critics from Russia: Alisa Prudnikova, Maria Kramar, Igor Volkov, Julia Aksenova and Nikita Nechaev, as well as representatives of the Qatari art scene: director, curator and artist Khalifa Al-Thani; and curator Fatma Al-Sehlawi.

In general, 550 applications were submitted for the open call by artists from Makhachkala, Krasnodar, Murmansk, Petrozavodsk, Omsk, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk and other Russian cities, as well as by Russian artists from UK and France. The short list included 18 projects. The online voting by the jury took place on the evening of July 15.


The project by Polina Kanis is a video installation touching upon such topics of the open call as the visual culture of non-material media and new forms of cultural representation in times of crisis. In her work, Kanis will turn to the concept of action and resistance, exploring the dichotomy of passive and proactive approaches.

With her installation submitted for the Turbulence open call, Ekaterina Muromtseva addresses two themes – new ways of self-organization and new collaborative practices. Her work reproduces the balcony gallery that the artist created during the quarantine in Zagreb, where Muromtseva found herself during the corona virus pandemic.

The project by Alexei Taruts includes performance, video and installation. Using a new artistic language, Alexei explores non-obvious geology beyond the concept of human memory.

A series of CCA discussions as part of Cosmoscow Talks

Cosmoscow Talks is an annual discussion program of the Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art. Its main goal is to create a platform for international dialogue among arts and culture professionals.

On September 12, as part of Cosmoscow Talks program, CCA will host three panel discussions featuring scientists and philosophers, art historians and curators to discuss the issues and challenges facing contemporary art and culture:

- Do anomalies violate the predictability of events?

- Can crisis phenomena become aesthetic ones?

- How do the ethics of human communities change in the face of “black swans” and “rogue waves”?