International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC 9) 2023

The ninth edition of the International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC 9) 2023, is open to candidates from anywhere in the world writing in Chinese or English about any contemporary art exhibition held anywhere in world or on-line between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023. Candidates are invited to write a review of 1,500 words or 2,500 Chinese characters on any exhibition of contemporary art within a strict limit of plus or minus ten per cent.

The first prize will consist of a cash award of 10,000 Euros (pre-tax) or the RMB equivalent of this amount (currently, around 80,000 RMB). Each of the three second prizes will be awarded a cash prize of 3,500 Euros (pre-tax) or the RMB equivalent of this amount (currently, around 30,000 RMB). Around 20 entries (ten in English, ten in Chinese) will be selected by first-round juries in Shanghai and London, they will be translated for the bilingual publication, Exhibition Reviews Annual 9, in 2024.

The objectivity of the selection process is underpinned, both by the recognised professionalism of the Chinese and English-speaking jury members and by the strict anonymity of the judging process. The members of the final, international jury for 2023 will comprise: Colin Chinnery, co-founder of Sound Art Museum in Beijing; Frances Morris, Director Emerita at Tate Modern; Jonathan Watkins, independent curator and writer; Lucy Steeds, Director for Art in Context, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh; Nikita Yingqian Cai, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of Times Museum Guangdong

The awards are open to all, there is no age limit and we welcome entries from individuals representing a wide range of backgrounds from anywhere in the world, writing in Chinese or English. All candidates are invited to log in to the official IAAC website, enter the relevant details and upload their review. Any accompanying images, up to a limit of three, should be cleared for publication with full captions and acknowledgments. Only provide images, if you consider them to be necessary to your discussion of the exhibition in question. Candidates may return to the site to add or alter information at any time up to the deadline (September 20, 2023) for submissions.

The final adjudication will be in English, at a meeting of the combined panel of Chinese and English-speaking judges towards middle of December in Shanghai, and announced to the media immediately afterwards.

Contact
English language: Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh.
Address: Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF
Email: IAAC@ed.ac.uk

Chinese language: School of Philosophy, Fudan University
Address: 220 Handan Road, Shanghai (Room 2308, West Main Building, Guanghua Building)
T +86 (0)21 6564 2732 / Email: philo.fudan@gmail.com

What you get: The First Prize will consist of a cash award of 10,000 Euros (pre-tax) or the RMB equivalent of this amount (currently, around 80,000 RMB). Each of the three second prizes will be awarded a cash prize of 3,500 Euros (pre-tax) or the RMB equivalent of this amount (currently, around 30,000 RMB). Approximately 20 entries (10 in English, 10 in Chinese) will be selected by first-round juries in Shanghai and London, and they will be translated for the bilingual publication, Exhibition Reviews Annual 9, in 2024.

Deadline 20 September 2023

Website link: www.iaac-m21.com

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