"Oscars of Chinese Art" to be held

15:54, April 07, 2010      

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Hailed as the "Oscars of the Chinese art world", the 4th annual AAC Awards for the Most Influential Participants of Chinese Art will be held on April 23, 2010 in Beijing.

This year's awards ceremony will highlight the theme of "Accumulating Strength to Overcome the Crisis" as China's art market is weathering the financial crisis, a press release says.

Art critic and scholar Gao Minglu will preside over a jury that consists of renowned Chinese curators, critics, market observers and publishers.

Awards will be given out in categories that include Artist of the Year 2009, Youth Artist of the Year, Exhibition of the Year, Art Publication of the Year, as well as special contribution and lifetime achievement awards.

This year's Artist of the Year award is divided into six sub-categories, allowing artists of more genres to win.

The Public-Spirited Artist Board is a new addition this year in an effort to promote public collection. A chart is being compiled to chronicle Chinese artists' donations of their works to public art institutes since 1949. It will then be released every year at the AAC Awards ceremony.

The awards are organized by Artron.net.

Source: CRI online


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