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Templin drawn as Egoart winner

A FEW DAYS after the Oskár Čepan Award was granted, on June 27, artist Denisa Rakoský drew the name of the laureate of the Egoart 2006 prize by lot.
Out of five finalists picked by the jury, German artists Andreas Templin was the luckiest, winning the award as well as €1,000. He entered a multimedia piece called Monument for Donatella Versace, which was presented along with the works of other finalists at the Bastart Gallery in Bratislava.

art of Monument for Donatella Versace.
photo: Jana Liptáková

A FEW DAYS after the Oskár Čepan Award was granted, on June 27, artist Denisa Rakoský drew the name of the laureate of the Egoart 2006 prize by lot.

Out of five finalists picked by the jury, German artists Andreas Templin was the luckiest, winning the award as well as €1,000. He entered a multimedia piece called Monument for Donatella Versace, which was presented along with the works of other finalists at the Bastart Gallery in Bratislava.

The Egoart art group first awarded the prize in 2003, as a natural alternative to the other prizes in Europe.

"The original idea from our side was a prank or a bit of defiance against awards like the Oskár Čepan Award," said Viktor Frešo of the Egoart group.

Since then, the competition has become increasingly popular, drawing the attention of as many as 800 artists from around the world this year. There are no fees or rules for entering the competition, which works only on the basis of internet communication.

The aim of this prize is to appreciate the artworks, performances, happenings or other creations from the widest spectrum of artistic activities, writes the Egoart group on its website.

The prize is focused on contemporary art and also aims to encourage unconventional projects, even if those works could cross the boundaries of the established ethical, social or sociological rules.

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