Catalyst Award Handed Out for the Second Time

Catalyst Award Handed Out for the Second Time 

The Catalyst Award, founded by tranzit. hu, awarded for the second time the cultural impact of contemporary art projects in two categories. The awardee in the Motor category is Kretakor 1 and the Napidij project of Nemzeti Muveszetert Alapitvany. 2 The awardees received the Golden Golem Award of artist Tamas Komroczky and an exclusive song by the music band of women artists, called Strassz, along with a HUF500 000 prize for each category.


The Catalyst Award, founded in 2010, is given to individuals, projects, and initiatives which, directly or indirectly, have an impact on the contemporary art scene–they contribute to the presentation, discussion and mediation of art with their progressive approach of form or substance. What "progressiveness" actually stands for is not predefined, as this fundamental issue—in accordance with the intentions of tranzit. hu—is the focus of a continuous professional debate.


The jury of the Catalyst Award aspired this year to award projects which, besides raising relevant issues, also markedly take a position vis-a-vis the current social context of contemporary art in Hungary. The jury also examined whether the projects have impact in their narrower and wider contexts. Those nominations were favored which are based on collaboration.


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