Asian Art in London (AAL) Emerging Artist Award: Call for Submissions
Deadline: 12 Oct 2018, 5 pm (GMT)
Award ceremony: 01 Nov 2018
Serpentine Gallery, London
From the open call:
For more than twenty years Asian Art in London (AAL) has attracted top international Asian art dealers, major auction houses and leading museums and institutions. Together, they promote this annual event to shine a spotlight on London as a centre of expertise for the finest Asian art, from antique to contemporary, for ten days in November.
This year, AAL is introducing a new annual competition, the Emerging Artist Award, which focuses on highlighting works by artists who engage with Asian culture with the aim of the linking the present to the past – a concept central to many Asian traditions.
We are calling for entries from visual artists whose work engages with an aspect of Asian culture from any period and culture from Japan to the Middle East (with the exception of Russia). Each artist may enter one work only. All submitted works must be original and produced within the past two years. They must also be able to fit on either an easel (max 153 x 122 cm) or plinth (top surface 50 x 42 cm). Finalists’ works will need to make an immediate impact – they will be on show for all passing through the gala doors, and, of course, entries will be promoted on social media.
It is free to apply. However if selected you will need to send the work to London. Works will be selected by an International panel of experts. Details to follow. Cash prize for the winner and tickets to the gala.
– Age limit: Up to 45 years old
– Academic level: Registered MA student and above
The competition winner will be announced and presented with the award and monetary prize at the gala opening of Asian Art in London, on 1 November 2018 at the Magazine Restaurant, Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park.
Please apply via email with a PDF (max 25MB) submission to [email protected] by 17:00 (GMT) on 12th October 2018. Submissions should include:
– an artist’s statement (max 500 words)
– images of the work (max 4).
Late submissions will not be considered. Selected artists will be notified by email by 17:00 (GMT) on Friday, 19th October 2018.
For more information about Asian Art in London, please visit the organizer’s website.
*NOTE: Hanoi Grapevine merely announces the open calls and cannot help in the application process. For further inquiries, please direct to the organizers.