On Wednesday, December 16th at 5 PM we met the winner of the Main Prize in the 6th Best Media Arts Graduation Projects Competition.
The solemn announcement of the Jury’s verdict was broadcast on WRO Art Center’s facebook profile. A record of the zoom meeting can be found here.
The meeting was attended by:
Prof. Agnieszka Jelewska (Adam Mickiewicz University, director of HAT Research Center), Łukasz Gorczyca (Raster Gallery)
Benjamin Gruner (Pochen Biennale, Chemnitz)
Rector of the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw – Prof. Wojciech Pukocz
Director of the Department of Artistic and Cultural Education of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage – Jaroslaw Wartak
Curator of the exhibition – Piotr Krajewski
and, of course, the prize winner – Horacy Muszyński
The Main Prize, founded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, is 15.000,00 PLN.
This year, exceptionally, no voting took place and no Audience Award was granted. It was decided to divide the funds allocated for it, funded by the Rectors of universities participating in the Competition, among all authors of works presented at the exhibition AKCES I ZWROT.
This weekend we will also meet the winner of a new prize in the Competition, awarded by the editors of the “Contemporary Lynx” magazine.
The jury unanimously decided to award the prize to Horacy Muszyński for his work And I Love You so Much, and I Like You so Much. The film made with a 360-degree camera combines a deeply intimate perspective with new technological possibilities and conveys in a new way the fundamental existential experience of a loved one’s departure. The jury decided to reward Muszyński’s work, appreciating its clear and suggestive form and, above all, its message – the inalienable humanistic dimension of new media art.