Yishu - Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art

The 11th Annual Award of Art China (AAC), May 23rd, 2017

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Launched by Artron Art Group, the 11th Annual Award of Art China is one of China’s most influential art awards focusing on academic and artistic achievement. Its ceremony was held at the Palace Museum in Beijing on May 23rd, 2017.

The rotating president of the AAC Judging Committee this year was Zheng Shengtian and the jury comprised nine esteemed curators and critics including Eugene Y. Wang, Jane DeBevoise, Karen Smith, Keith Wallace, L David Joselit III, LaoZhu, Lu Mingjun and Wang Huangsheng. And the three most influential awards are as follows:

Art Publication of the Year: An Exhibition about Exhibitions: Displaying Experimental Art in the 1990s by Wu Hung

Young Artist of the Year: Hao Jingban

Artist of the Year: Geng Jianyi

Zheng Shengtian, the rotating president of AAC Judging Committee, delivered the opening speech: “AAC, as the most important contemporary art award, is now in its eleventh year. Thanks to the support of Artron Art Group (Artron), AAC Council and all sponsors, the AAC has achieved incredible progress and development. And thanks to over 60 experts and scholars worldwide in the AAC Consultants Committee, the event is of great academic significance. Here, I would like to pay my tribute to Huang Zhuan, the last rotating president of AAC. Although he passed away last year, his proposal “to contemplate Chinese contemporary art through the perspective of art history” will be a valuable contribution and stay forever with us. The present AAC judges have made a heated discussion on the basis of the ideas and themes mentioned above and finally reached an agreement on the selection of the artists and publication. And we hope that they will also be your choices.”

To read more about the awards in Chinese, please visit: http://artexpress.artron.net/wapNewsShare/179914?from=timeline&isappinstalled=0

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