International jury has chosen four finalists for the Oskár Čepan award

Laureate will be announced on November 13.

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The finalists of the 25th Annual Oskár Čepan Award are Ludmila Hrachovinová, Daniela Krajčová, Kristián Németh and Jozef Pilát. This decision was made by an international jury.

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The award is given to artists younger than 40 years of age who have engaged the public through a portfolio of visual artwork. The laureate should be announced on November 13.

The international jury evaluated the portfolios of 35 artists, and the choice was made based on the artist's consistency, will to explore, precision, humour and creative ambition.

Concerns about current topics

For the first time in 25 years in the history of the prize, the experts of the jury met online.

“Most of the artists who applied communicate with their art a clever criticism of society and its institutions,” the jury said in a statement, as quoted by the SITA newswire. “With a calibrating of strong artistic show and language, they give voice to common concerns on current topics of today.”

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The Oskár Čepan Award was established in 1996. Participation in the competition is not limited by a specific art medium. The project has been organised by the Foundation – Centre of Contemporary Art since 2001, with the financial support of the Collective platform, the Residency Unlimited programme and Foundation Trust for Mutual Understanding.

The exhibition of the current year will take place in the New Synagogue in Žilina from October 2 to December 6, 2020.

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