This year's winner of the Young Painter Prize competition was announced in MO Museum on 18 November. For thirteen years now, YPP is continuing to be one of the key events for the young artists from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The YPP's international jury announced Dominykas Sidorovas as this year's best young painter in the Baltic states. The last stage of the YPP competition involved fifteen finalists whose works will be on display in MO Museum until 30 January, 2022.

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The Young Painter Prize competition is pleased to present selected works by the young artists from the Baltic States as part of the show in MO Museum starting with 18th November. The international jury selected 15 finalists who will now compete for the title of the YPP 2021 winner. The jury will announce the winner during the show's opening night (18th November).

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YPP Calling! This year – for the thirteenth time already – the Young Painter Prize (YPP) competition invites the young artists from around the Baltic States to showcase their work. The young artists from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are invited to submit their work by June 30, 2021. The winner of the YPP competition will be announced on November 18, 2021, during the opening of the exhibition of the finalists' artworks in the MO Museum, Vilnius.

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MO Museum Features Young Artists from the Baltic States

 


MO Museum Features Young Artists from the Baltic States Starting 18th November

The Young Painter Prize competition is pleased to present selected works by the young artists from the Baltic States as part of the show in MO Museum starting with 18th November. The international jury selected 15 finalists who will now compete for the title of the YPP 2021 winner. The jury will announce the winner during the show's opening night (18th November).

 

One of the key art events in the Baltic region, the Young Painter Prize will introduce the up-and-coming young talents. This year's finalists will be showcased in MO Museum from 18 November 2021 to 30 January 2022. During the show's opening night, MO Museum will hold a public discussion and the nomination ceremony.

 

A Platform for the Young Players of the Art World

Even befor the opening of MO Museumm, its founders Mrs Danguolė and Mr Viktoras Butkus were generously supporting the YPP project and were among the first to acquire the works of the up-and-coming artists. According to the Director Milda Ivanauskienė, it is therefore particularly exciting that the YPP finalists are now showcased in MO Museum.

"MO Museum is open to all kinds of views, audiences, and creators. The up-and-coming artists are particularly welcome here too. The show is a culmination of the years of consistent support the YPP competition has been receiving from the MO founders. We are also happy to introduce a special prize which MO founders and the entire team will announce during show's opening night," said Ivanauskienė.

"For me, the YPP award is a dream-come-true with a history of its own. One of the most important moments in this event is that artists, viewers, curators and art researchers will have an excellent opportunity to see the work of the up-and-coming artists from across the entire Baltic region. The fact that artists from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have been eagerly taking part in YPP tells us about its importance and gives us the impetus to move forward. Thanks to the all-round support of patrons and sponsors, YPP has turned into a prestigious event in its own right. Thanks to the competence of art world professionals who worked as YPP jury members during those last 13 years (we now list nearly 100 of them!), all YPP entries were thoroughly assessed in the international context and consequently found their way to the leading curators, gallerists and collectors. Since the very first day of its existence, this is exactly what YPP has been aiming for – to become a platform for the up-and-coming players of the art world," said the co-founder Vilmantas Marcinkevičius.

"Here I completely agree with Vilmantas – YPP is growing strong thanks to the support of its generous patrons. This might seem paradoxical, but during all those thirteen years, the event has been living off the support of its international sponsors. Mindaugas Raila and Nicolas Ortiz, who put their faith in Vilmantas' idea from the very begining, and Dali van Rooij Rakutytė, who joined in during the second year, that comprise the 'core' of patronage. We are also particularly grateful for the input of Bajorunas/Sarnoff Foundation that so significantly contributes to the growth of YPP. We are honoured by the contributions of individual families and foundations that are doing so much to support the young art in the Baltic states," says the organiser Julija Dailidėnaitė.

 

The Opening Night Discussion About the New Generation of Painters

During the opening night on the 18th of November, MO Museum will hold a public discussion "The New Generation of Painters: Quo vadis?" which will be moderated by the art theorist Laima Kreivytė. The YPP 2009 winner Andrius Zakarauskas, the YPP organizer Julija Dailidėnaitė, and the Deputy Director of the Lithuanian National Museum of Art Jolanta Marcišauskytė-Jurašienė will talk about the emerging young artists and their creative pathways.

The discussion will be followed with the key event of the evening – the YPP 2021 nomination ceremony.

This year's YPP winner will receive several prizes: two month residency at the Nordic Artists' Centre Dale (Norway) with the 11,000 NOK monthly stipend, as well as the 3,000 EUR monetary award and the opportunity to hold a solo show at the Pamėnkalnis Gallery, Vilnius. The YPP winner's artwork will be donated to the collection of the Lithuanian National Museum of Art.

Furthermore, a selected YPP participant will also be awarded a special prize of 1,000 EUR kindly offered by the MO Museum.

 

The YPP Finalists and the Jury

For thirteen years today, YPP competition has been one of the key art world events in the Baltic states.

Since its very begining in 2009, the aim of the project has been not only to introduce the up-and-coming artists to the wider audiences, but also to help the collectors and curators discover new talent in the Baltic states. The competition is open to all art students and graduates up to 30 years old.

This year's YPP finalists are: Arnolds Andersons (LV), Gytis Arošius (LT), Kazimieras Brazdžiūnas (LT), Aurelija Bulaukaitė (LT), Siiri Jüris (EE), Madara Kvēpa (LV), Lisette Lepik (EE), Edvinas Mikulskis (LT), Erika Povilonytė (LT), Indrė Rybakovaitė (LT), Justīnė Seile-Urtāne (LV), Greta Šležaitė (LT), Dominykas Sidorovas (LT), Denisa Štefanigova (EE), and Mantas Valentukonis (LT). Click HERE to see their works online.

 

This year the YPP competition entries were assessed by the international jury:

Arild H. Eriksen (art historian, Director of Residency Centre at the Nordic Artists' Centre Dale), Gabrielė Radzevičiūtė (curator, MO Museum), Karin Laansoo (Director of the Estonian KAI Art Centre), Deimantas Narkevičius (filmmaker, video artist, sculptor), Zane Tuča (Latvian painter, the YPP 2013 winner), and Mėta Valiušaitytė (art historian).

 

The YPP organisers: Julija Dailidėnaitė and Vilmantas Marcinkevičius; coordinators: Gabrielė Radzevičiūtė and Ieva Stasevičiūtė; graphic designer: Akvilė Paukštytė; exhibition architect: Dominykas Šavelis. More about the exhibition: https://mo.lt/ivykiai/jaunojo-tapytojo-prizas/

 
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