The TOP-ART-2010 Results
Throughout the year 2010 the best exhibition halls of the country delighted their visitors with wonderful displays and exhibitions, including personal, commemorative, and those organized in the framework of different festivals and contests. Foreign guests discovered the unique world of Uzbek art with keen interest.
The year saturated with cultural events presented ample opportunities for artistic individuals to explore and express themselves and gave their fans a chance to partake from experiencing beauty.
On January 26, summarizing the results of the year, the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan, following the established tradition, organized the annual awards ceremony for the prize winners of the most interesting artistic events, exhibitions and projects, pronounced the names of the best activists in the domain of arts and gave credit to journalists who covered cultural events of the country.
The TOP-ART award ceremony is a spectacular festival that provides creative people with an opportunity to communicate and share ideas. This year's ceremony was no exception, as it was conducted in a gala atmosphere that was warm and relaxed at the same time
Some of the Top-ART awardees shared their impressions with us.
Alexander Tyurin, the winner in the "Exhibition of the Year" nomination, says, "When visiting other countries and talking to artists I often notice the abundance of certificates, diplomas and prize statuettes, which generously mark their creative achievements. It is remarkable that our country has many artists and that now we also have the award ceremony. The Diploma itself proved worthy
Since TOP-ART has already become a tradition, I would suggest increasing the number of nominations, for example, to reward not only the best artist, but also the best piece of art, and do the same in each category, which would allow engaging a greater number of participants."
Victor Akfsentyevich Vyatkin, the winner in the category "Museum Worker of the Year" noted, "If they say you are the best among many wonderful masters, then you have been able to move the souls of the audience and found your own way in art. Such recognition is valuable and provides stimulus for further growth
To get the TOP-ART nomination, it is not enough to simply draw a picture, set an exposition, or write a fine piece of art criticism. One must constantly keep up the spirit of searching, participate in exhibitions, festivals and contests. I think that events such as this are essential, as they boost confidence in one's abilities."
The best set designer of the year Zubaidulla Botirov said, "The very idea of holding such event is very important. Not only does it boost the prestige of pictorial arts in our country, but it also encourages everyone - both renowned and beginner artists. The present ceremony was held at a high organizational standard. The only wish for the next year's TOP-ART is to invite more people working in the domain of art. Not only painters, but also representatives of cinematography, theatre, music and literature… This could be a kind of promotion for the arts and the TOP-ART award ceremony itself."
The Editorial Board congratulates the winners of the TOP-ART-2010. Here are their names
Photographer of the Year: Vladimir Goncharenko, Rustam Shagaev, Nabi Utarbekov
Artist of the Year: Ilkhom Otabaev
Sculptor of the Year: Zholdasbek Kuttymuratov
Graphic Artist of the Year: Anvar Mamajanov
Designer of the Year: Gulnara Karimova
Master of the Year: Jamshid Gaipov
Stage Designer of the Year: Zubaidulla Batirov
Property Master of the Year: Nina Petrova
Make-up Artist of the Year: Mavjuda Rashidhojaeva
Ceramist Artist of the Year: Sharif Azimov, Anush Avakyan
Museum Workers of the Year: Victor Vyatkin
Curator of the Year Akbar Khakimov
Art Critic of the Year: Rimma Yeremyan
Exposition Designer of the Year: Lobar Mirzabaeva
Restorer of the Year: Dilshod Azizov, Bakhodir Madaminov
Exhibition of the Year: Alexander Tyurin, "Dialogue"
Monument of the Year: "Kuhna va boqiy Buhoro" ("The Ancient and Eternal Bukhara")
Museum of the Year: Uhe Ulugbek's Observatory (Samarqand), the Museum of Applied Arts (Tashkent)
On the same evening credit was given to the best journalists who contributed substantially to promoting and covering the most important and simply interesting events in the artistic domain. They are:
The team of the "Yoshlar" TV channel
Inobat Egamkulova, Turkestan Press
Nazira Baimuradova, Ishonch Newspaper
Irina Ribar, Pravda Vostoka newspaper
Irina Ribar, Pravda Vostoka newspaper
Oksana Kadysheva, Pravda Vostoka newspaper
Dilorom Ikramova, Tashkent Oqshomi newspaper
Olga Kharchenko, Vecherniy Tashkent newspaper
Sarvara Kasimova, Uzbekiston Adabiyoti va San'ati newspaper
Zarbibi Choryeva, - Uzbekiston radio
Fazilat Ruzieva, Yoshlar radio
Halima Akhmedova, Latif Suhbatlar TV show
Munisa Toshmatova, Tasvir va Taassurot TV show
Zebo Mirzaeva, Rangin Dunyo TV show
Manzura Muminova, Badiy ko'rgazmalar series of radio reports
Yulduz Mukhtarova, freelance journalist
Louisa Mahmudova, New Age Newspaper
Yulia Logvina, Narodnoe Slovo newspaper
Gulchekhra Giyasova, O'zbekiston radio
Tamara Sanaeva, Mediakult website. The cultural life of Tashkent with Tamara Sanaeva
Umar Kurbanov, art-blog.uz
Yevgeniy Sklyarevskiy, Letters of Tashkent website
Natalia Krichagina, piar.uz website
Lilia Nikolenko, azu.uz website
Nigina Ergasheva, Uzbekistan Today
Sergey Savchuk-Kurbanov, Uzbekistan Today
We are confident that in 2011 the number of winners will be even greater, and the tradition of holding such events will carry on.