Open Competition for the Creation of a Monument to Victims of Political Repressions

Applications are now accepted for a competition to elaborate the concept of a sculptural- architectural work of art, “Monument to Victims of Political Repressions,” in Moscow.
Monument competition Moscow

The competition is open, consists of two stages, and is being carried out by public initiative.

There is no fee for registration. The competition is organized by the Department of Culture of the City of Moscow. The competition’s operator is the State Museum of the History of the Gulag.

Architects, artists, sculptors, and designers are invited to participate.

Competition applications are accepted electronically through the contest site: konkurs.gmig.ru

According to the results of the competition, those participants who received the first three places will receive monetary prizes: first place—350,000 rubles; second place—300,000 rub., third place—250,000 rub. Likewise, a voters’ choice prize will be awarded on the basis of popular vote. The monument in the winning project will be built in downtown Moscow, at the intersection of Prospekt Academic Sakharov and Sadovoe Kol’tso (the inner side of the Garden Ring).

Competition applications will be accepted until 5 May 2015.

The competition’s jury and council of experts consists of specialists in areas such as architecture, design, history, literature, culture, and social activity.

On 22 May 2015 in the new building of the Gulag Museum, there will be an exhibition of the works entered in the competition. The victor will be announced on 30 October 2015, on the Day of Memory of Victims of Political Repressions.

Today in the various regions of the Russian Federation, many monuments and commemorative plaques are in place for the millions of those who suffered from repression. However, to this day there is no united, multi-national monument erected on behalf of the federal government that is dedicated to the memory of victims of political repressions and reflects the scale of the tragedy.

A monument to the victims of political repressions in Moscow must not only protect and continue on the memory of the tragedy, but also render the thought of governments using terrorist acts unimaginable, and spark thought about the supreme value of human life and the personal responsibility and accountability of each person for the future of his or her country.

Detailed information about the competition can be found on the site konkurs.gmig.ru (site in Russian language).

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