International Exhibition&Contest of Modern and Contemporary art "Avant-Garde Today" (season "2023")

Exhibition dates: April 28,- May 3, 2023
Registration deadline: until April 26, 2023

Exhibition address: Exhibition hall "Art-Commune in Trade and hotel complex "Kievsky" (Moscow, Kyiv st., 2, TGC "Kievskiy", 4th floor).


Competition program is open to any artist over the age of 18, from any country. The competition includes three categories of participants: "Professionals," "Amateurs" and "Students" (for details, see "Entry Category"). Each of these categories is competing in its own category. Art objects can be declared for the contest from one artist and from a group of collaborators, which does not affect the jury's decision and the general rules of the contest. There can be one art object in multiple categories. In this case it is necessary to make duplicates of files for each category and pay the participation fee in accordance with the rates for the participation of every art object.

Participation forms:
1) Participation in the contest: online (remotely) and offline (in-person)
2) Participation in Art Fairs program: in-person 
3) Participation in master classes: a) as a listener, and b) as a lecturer

Expert Council assesses the entries in each of the contests. The Expert Council is composed of the following professional groups:
a) famous artists from Russia, Europe, Asia and America;
b) representatives of the specialized media;
c) representatives of the producing companies.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (for all participants):
To register for the competition program send required materials (list of registration materials, refer to "How to participate") to the organizing committee (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Digital materials should be at least 200 dpi, no less than 600 pixels on the smaller side and saved in  .JPEG. JPG, mode RGB, file size: from 1 to 20 MB. Labels for each file should be sent as a separate file in Word.

Special REQUIREMENTS (for in-person participants):
After registration in-person participants bring their artworks to the exhibition site on October 1, from 12PM to 18PM
Each work has to be prepared for display at the Vertical Stand & Wall:
a) have hooks, loops or eyelets for hanging
b) have a firm basis (mat, frame, sub-frame, etc.)
c) have a label (in the lower right corner on the front side)
g) together with the exhibition provided an art object applicant rents "Card-transfer act", which will be the basis for the subsequent issuance of entries at the end of the exhibition.
After the show art objects are returned, the issuance is strictly April 27, 2023. The Organizing Committee can arrange to send a work by mail after a special request and payment of transport costs.
There can be any size of work, but if the artwork is more than 100 cm. by a longer side (including frame), the applicant shall pay an additional fee at the rate of: the amount of 101 to 150 cm - an additional 50% of the entry fee; at a rate of 151 cm to 200 cm. - an additional 100%, etc. (except the competition sculptures).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (for remote members):
After registration the organizing committee prints competition files and locates photocopies of the art objects for the exposition. The size of the printed images - A3 (297x420 mm). One file should contain one object. At the end of the exhibition the organizing committee sends diplomas by mail.

The authors presenting their works in the category "Book Illustrations" must adhere to the following principles:
a) Entries in this category must be submitted in the form of series (in one file - a series of still images);
b) In addition to online registration allowed a hard copy of the book.


To participate in the competition you must sent the following material to e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :
a) Application form 
b) Labels
c) Photo of the author (with a minimum of 3x4 cm.)
d) Images of the works (at least 200 dpi, no more than 20 MB);
e) Copy of an entry fee payment (see "Participation Fee")

If an author is involved in more than one category / categories or have multiple competitive works, the payment voucher can be one for the applicant (or one for a group of co-authors). Required: number of photos (files) must match the number of participating entries. In case when one work participates in multiple categories, it is necessary to make duplicates for each category.
The organizing committee reserves the right to refuse participation in the competition, if an art object violates social norms or denigrates someone's dignity.

Returning the original disks or photos
All applications must include the appropriate organizational contributions. If a participant sends a request to return the original disks or photos by mail, the following must be paid: organizational expenses (650 rubles) and transportation costs (upon receipt, the materials will be shipped by cash on delivery).

All participants receive diplomas of a participant (the number corresponds to the number of diplomas participated in the competition of art objects), and winners receive printed diplomas of a winner. It is possible to send diplomas in electronic form (on a separate application to the Organizing Committee). The cost of the registration fee includes shipping diplomas by mail for remote participants.

Signature, stamp or any other identification of authorship is allowed. 

If the author sends the disk or the original poster, it is necessary to work carefully packed to prevent any damage during transport. 
By special request competing art objects (CDs, posters and original art objects) can be returned at the end of the exhibition. In this case it is necessary to make a special request and pay 650 rubles (or 10 euros) handling fee and shipping costs for the Postal Service. The Organizing Committee is not responsible for any damage or loss of entries during transportation, as this will be the responsibility of the postal service on a general basis.

Copyright and all other rights remain with the artist. In case when art objects for the competition is provided by a representative of an author, responsibility for authorship lies with the applicant. The Organizing Committee has the right to use the name (pseudonym) and images participating in the competition and exhibition for the purpose of advertising and promotion of the project, and non-commercial use as an illustration and media. Any image submitted to the competition may be used for marketing and promotional purposes, including for-profit publishing in any media, such as exhibitions, print and digital media. Participating in the contest, authors agree to the inclusion of their photos and the photos of their art objects in the catalogue.
The Organizing Committee is not responsible for art objects and images rendered in violation of the competition rules, or for those who violate the copyright, as in this case the person filing the application for participation is responsible.