IAAC 2 Awards Information

The third edition of these Awards for an exhibition review, in English or Chinese, will be open for submissions from 25 May to 25 September 2016.

The International Awards of Art Criticism (IAAC) will be hosted by an International Board, adjudicated by international jury and organised by the Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum (M21), in partnership with the Royal College of Art (RCA), London. The principal sponsor is the China Minsheng Banking Corporation Ltd (CMBC). The International Awards for Art Criticism aim to support independent critical coverage of contemporary art, away from the immediate pressures of the market, media and private patronage. They seek to stimulate good writing, critical thinking, dialogue and research, initially in Chinese and English languages.

The Awards will be adjudicated mid-November 2016 by a jury of 5 internationally recognised critics, curators and art historians, as follows: Ute Meta Bauer, Director, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore Brian Dillon, author, Reader in Critical Writing, Royal College of Art and UK Editor of Cabinet magazine, New York David Elliott, independent curator and writer, Berlin, London, Belgrade, Hong Kong Philip Tinari, Director, UllensCenter for Contemporary Art, Beijing Cao Yiqiang, Dean, China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou and Chief Editor of 'New Art'

The First Prize will consist of a cash award of 6,000 euro and a short-term residency in Shanghai. The two Second Prizes – one each, for an essay in Chinese or English – will each consist of a cash award of 2,000 euro.