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Art Next Expo 2017 and International Artists Awards Call for Entries

Art Next Expo
01 Mar - 30 Apr 2017

PMQ
Art Next Expo 2017 and International Artists Awards Call for Entries

Winning artwork “Blue and White Facial Tissues” by HUI Hoi Kiu

Art Next Expo 2017 and International Artists Awards Call for Entries

2015 New Art Wave International Artists Awards “Silver Award” went to HUI Hoi Kiu from China Central Academy of Fine Arts. The prize was presented by Ms. Florence Hui, Under Secretary for Home Affairs of HKSAR Government

Art Next Expo 2017 and International Artists Awards Call for Entries

Winning artwork “Layer” by YUEN So Ling

Art Next Expo 2017 and International Artists Awards Call for Entries

2015 New Art Wave International Artists Awards “Golden Award” went to YUEN So Ling from the RMIT University. The prize was presented by Dr. Ung Vai Meng, President of Macao Cultural Affairs Bureau

Art Next Expo 2017 is calling for entries for the exhibition and International Artists Awards to be held from 6 to 9 October 2017 at PMQ, Central.

Formerly known as New Art Wave, Art Next was established in 2015 to provide a platform for young and emerging artists from around the world to showcase their talents to art communities, including art collectors, critics, scholars and art lovers, in Hong Kong and in the region.

Artists are invited to submit their works which will be reviewed by a panel of judges. Finalists will be showcasing their works at Art Next Expo 2017, and will be qualified for the International Artists Awards. Submission deadline is 30 April, 2017.

The first edition of Art Next Expo was held in August 2015 in Macau. Over 2,000 entries were received from artists from China, Argentina, Malaysia, Germany, Korea, United States, Czech Republic, Macau, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Indonesia, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Italy, Poland, Georgia, Switzerland and Japan. A total of 100 artists were selected to join the Expo, many of whom were graduates from the world’s leading art institutions, including the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts, the National Taiwan University of Arts, the University of the Arts London, the RMIT University, the Malaysian Institute Of Art, Hongik University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Similar to the first edition, Art Next Expo 2017 has invited well-known scholars and art professionals to be judges. The first round of judging will determine the finalists for the Expo. Judges include Pi Dao Jian (Associate Director, Curatorial Committee, China Artists Association), Wu Dar Kuen (Director, Taipei Artist Village), Daphne King Yao (Director, Alisan Fine Arts), Hon Bing Wah (Vice President, Hong Kong Artists Association) and Professor Josh Yiu (Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong).

The second round of judging will be held at the Expo venue to determine winners of the International Artists Awards. Judges include Adam Budak (Chief Curator, The National Gallery in Prague), Feng Boyi (Independent Curator), Dr. Kan Tai-keung SBS AGI (Well-known Hong Kong Designer), Professor Tang Hoi Chiu (Adjunct Professor, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University) and Professor Ava Pao-shia Hsu (Dean of the College of Visual Arts, the Chair of the Doctoral Programme in Art Creation and Theory in Tainan National University of the Arts).

Art Next International Artists Awards winners will have the opportunities to join artist-in-residence programmes in various locations, hold exhibitions in galleries and collaborate with brands to develop art products for sale around the world. Details will be announced at a later stage. Last year, the award winners were: YUEN So Ling from the RMIT University (Gold Award), HUI Hoi Kiu from China Central Academy of Fine Arts (Silver Award) and KOK Chui Wah, Ranee from the RMIT University (Bronze Award).

Art Next Expo 2017 is supported by local and international art communities, including Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Fotanian, Le French May, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, the University Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong and Sovereign Art Foundation.

For application details, please visit the official website or Facebook page of Art Next.

Art Next Official Website: www.artnextexpo.com
Art Next Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ArtNext2017/
2015 New Art Wave video clips: http://www.new-artwave.com/video/naw_201608.mp4

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