05.06.2012. - 06.07.2012.

Radoslav Putar Award - Final 2012

Radoslav Putar Award for young visual artists was established ten years ago by the Institute for Contemporary Art from Zagreb with partners The Foundation for a Civil Society, Trust for Mutual Understanding and SCCA SlovakiaThe award is aimed for young visual artists under 35 years of age whose works are realised in media of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video, new media and performance art. Criteria for the award are innovativeness and quality of art works realised in the course of past two years. The Award was named after Radoslav Putar, eminent art historian, critic and curator, who by his effort significantly directed Croatian culture towards the contemporary visual arts language. His work was also significant in its social aspect, because he promoted the ideas of democracy and advocated dialogue, tolerance, freedom of expression and the openness to other cultures...

So far, Radoslav Putar award has 10 laureates Tanja Dabo (2002), Nika Radić (2003), Igor Eškinja (2004), Antun Božičević (2005), Tina Gverović (2006), Vedran Perkov (2007), Marko Tadić (2008), Goran Škofić (2009), Davor Sanvinčenti (2010) i Marko Marković (2011).

Jury members of Radoslav Putar Award 2012 are:

Josip Baće, Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb
Ana Hušman, finalist of Radoslav Putar Award 2011
Igor Kuduz, artist, Zagreb
Mladen Lučić, Museum of Contemporary art Istra, Pula
Darko Šimičić, Tomislav Gotovac Institute, Zagreb

Između prijava pristiglih na Natječaj, odabrao je finaliste ovogodišnje Nagrade:

Miran Blažek, 1983, Osijek
Vida Guzmić, 1986, Zagreb 
Hrvoje Hiršl, 1982, Dubrovnik
Predrag Pavić, 1982, Zagreb / Marko Vojnić Gin, 1980, Pula 


The winner of Radoslav Putar Award is Miran Blažek.

Miran Blažek is awarded with 6 weeks residency in New York and a solo exhibition in Academia Moderna Gallery in Zagreb, in which The Institute for Contemporary Art operates together with Academia Moderna and the Institute for Contemporary Architecture.