Ruinart Champagne House and Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art have announced the winner of the competition for the Ruinart Art Patronat grant: this year young artist Misha Buryj is the winner. The presentation of the grant took place at the Patrons of Art Evening, which took place on March 31st, 2021 at Ruarts Gallery.
The winner of the Ruinart Art Patronat competition Misha Buryj now has an opportunity to present his works at the 9th Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair. The new works will become a continuation of the artist's large-scale series "Clot", made from advertisement waste and dedicated to ecological problems, consumer- and mass culture and propaganda.
The theme of Misha Buryj's works is consonant with the values of the Ruinart brand, which actively supports the eco-direction, which became a key factor in choosing the winner of the competition.
Misha Buryj is a Russian artist, author of assemblages, objects and installations. A decisive role in the artist's work is played by his use and search for materials left behind after cultural industry production. He is a resident of the Open Studios at Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art (2019) and Garage Museum's Workshops and Art Residences program (Moscow, 2020). His works are in present in collections of Ruarts Foundation (Moscow) and Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin Foundation (Moscow). He lives and works in Moscow.
RUINART ART PATRONAT GRANT
The program was founded by Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art and Ruinart House in 2017. One of the main goals of the initiative is to support and encourage contemporary Russian artists by creating favourable conditions for their development and creative implementation. The long list of the competition is formed within artists nominated for the grant by galleries participating in Cosmoscow fair. Each of the selected applicants presents their project proposal in a site-specific genre. The winner is selected by an authoritative jury.
The jury of Ruinart Art Patronat 2020/2021 included: Fabien Valerian (international director of communications at Ruinart), Valentinas Klimashauskas (co-curator of the 14th Baltic Triennial), Mihai Pop (founder of Plan B gallery, Germany/Romania), Margarita Pushkina (founder of Cosmoscow fair and Cosmoscow Foundation), Vasily Tsereteli (executive director of Moscow Museum of Modern Art).
The first recipient of the Ruinart Art Patronat grant was Alexei Martins, an artist whose installations “Black Forest” and “Black Sky” were presented at Cosmoscow 2018 fair. In 2019, Maria Agureeva, who implemented her project called “Passing”, received a grant for the best concept. And the 2020 winner was Margo Trushina, she created a “Living Corner” at the fair.