As part of the Yishu Initiative, we have been donating a complete set of Yishu back issues (2002-2015) to libraries of major universities and art schools around the world. Our goal is to provide a valuable resource to library users who are interested in contemporary Chinese art. We thank our sponsors for their generous support.
On October 25, 2015, after the open dialogue titled “The Turning Point of Art Criticism,” which took place at CCAA Cube, Beijing, Yishu Managing Editor Zheng Shengtian donated a whole set of Yishu back issues to CCAA archive. Uli Sigg, Founder of CCAA, received the gift set.
The Chinese Contemporary Art Awards were founded by Uli Sigg in 1997 as a nonprofit entity to enhance the position of Chinese contemporary art both domestically and internationally. With the growth of the art market in the ensuing decade, the purpose of the awards has shifted to emphasize a critical position on the conversation over what constitutes meaningful art in current Chinese production. In the words of Uli Sigg, “The market is today the dominant force to validate artworks. To balance and enrich this debate, an institution such as the CCAA plays an important role.” The awards offer a platform for artists to become recognized on the world stage and allow foreign curators to identify some of the most interesting art in greater China.
For information about CCAA, please visit: http://www.ccaachina.org/single