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Deutsche Bank Awards 2010 at the Saatchi Gallery
||This year, the Deutsche Bank Awards were presented for the first time in the Saatchi Gallery. During a ceremonial reception, prizes in 12 categories were awarded in the London exhibition house. Initiated in 1993 as the Pyramid Awards, the prize supports young creative people after graduation. The award aims deliberately at the interstice between college and working life-because despite their great potential and promising ideas, the graduates often lack the financial means and the economic skills to further their careers. Along with a monetary prize, the winners also benefit from business training; additionally, they receive the support of a personal mentor. Over 150 creative people have profited by the Deutsche Bank Awards overall.
Among this year's winners are Peter Donaldson and Hideyuki Sawayanagi of the Royal Academy of Arts, who curated the project Cross Counter; on the occasion of the Art Fair Tokyo, they will organize an exhibition and a number of actions there together with a group of London-based artists. While Maria Anastassiou and Chris Paul Daniels of the Royal College of Art are planning "Unravel - the longest hand painted film in Britain", the art photographer Alicja Dobrucka, graduate of the London University of the Arts, will use her project to explore the tragic death of her brother. At the same time, the exhibition Borders can also be seen at the Saatchi Gallery, which presents four prizewinners of past years: Carla Busuttil, Diana Matar, Tom Saunderson, and Anastasia Taylor-Lind.
June 25 - July 13
Saatchi Gallery, London