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2017.10.26 Thu, by
6th CCAA Art Critic Award Announces Jury Members

Press Release

The 6th CCAA Art Critic Award ceremony will be held in Beijing from 6th to 8th November 2017. The jury consists of four members from China and overseas who, like in previous years, are all renowned critics or curators active in the forefront of contemporary art. During the jury meeting, the members will single one proposal out of twenty-four for supporting its preceding publication. They will also further discuss the actuality and trend of Chinese contemporary art to promote independence in criticism of Chinese contemporary art to a new stage in the global arena. The jury, with Li Anna Liu’s director, comprises Charles Guarino (the publisher of Artforum International Magazine), Pi Li (senior curator of CCAA’s long-term strategic partner Hong Kong M+ Visual Culture Museum), Uli Sigg (Swiss collector), and Wang Min’an (professor from school of literature of Capital Normal University). The final adjudication will be announced in press conference held at CAFA’s lecture hall at 10 am on 8th November.

Founded in 2007 and held every two years as the first award dedicated to criticism of contemporary art in China, CCAA wishes to offer a platform for the discussion of “independent criticism of art” to promote active participation in this field and encourage independent criticism that is engaged in in-depth study of contemporary art in China but with little funding. In past ten years, the Critic Award was awarded to Pauline J. Yao (2007), Wang Chunchen (2009), Zhu Zhu (2011), Venus Lau Sau Yee (Art Critic Runner-up Award, 2011), Dong Bingfeng (2013), Cui Cancan (Special Mention, 2013), Mia Yu (2015). Some research proposals have been published. For further information, please refer to: www.ccaachina.org

Liu Li Anna
(President of CCAA)
Liu Li Anna is the president of CCAA. Director of CCAA since 2011. She graduated with an M.B.A from University of Wales College England. She is collector of Chinese antique & art. Her background is successful entrepreneurship in the field of advertising, investment and culture exchanging and she also directs her own nonprofit foundation in the field of education. Since 2011 Under her leadership CCAA undertook to open up its own space in Beijing China named CCAA Cube and enlarge its platform to include the Chinese Contemporary Art Archive, public lectures, activity and various publications.
Information about the jury members (in alphabetical order of the last names) :

Charles Guarino
(Publisher of Artforum International Magazine)
Charles Guarino has worked at Artforum Magazine since 1984, and has been acting as Publisher for over 30 years. He is among the principal founders of Bookforum Magazine, artforum.com, and bookforum.com. In 2002, he conceived and launched artguide, Artforum’s guide to exhibitions and events worldwide, and in 2006 he founded artforum.com.cn, opening an office in Beijing to deliver original Chinese content. Prior to Artforum, he was the founding Director of Bricolage, a group of performing artists based in Philadelphia and supported by The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, and fellowships from The Pew Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts.

Pi Li
(Senior Curator of Hong Kong M+ Visual Culture Museum, Art Critics)
Pi Li, Ph.D in art theory from CAFA, has been a teacher at the School of Humanities, CAFA for 12 years. In 2012 he was appointed senior curator at M+ museum for visual culture, Hong Kong. An art critic, curator and teacher, he is actively involved in Chinese contemporary art. In his curating career he keeps promoting Chinese contemporary art both at home and abroad, and has cooperated with Centre National d’art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Tate Modern , and a number of art institutions in Asia. In 2013 “Right is Wrong / Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M+ Sigg Collection”, his most recent exhibition, started an exhibition tour in Europe and Asia. Pi was the chief editor of Modern Art between 2001 and 2003, published The Age of Curators and Foreign Post-Modern Sculptures in the early years of this century, introducing contemporary art in China and abroad; and published From Action to Concept: Transformations in Late Modernist Art Theories in 2015. He has also published a number of articles in Artforum, Flash Art, Third Text and some other magazines and journals in China and abroad.

Uli Sigg
(Founder of CCAA, Collector)
Uli Sigg, born 1946, grew up in Switzerland. He completed his studies with a Ph.D. in law. He then worked as journalist and editor for various Swiss newspapers and magazines. From 1977 to 1990 he joined the Schindler Group where he held positions as Area Manager for Asia Pacific and later Member of the Group Executive Committee and Shareholders Board. He established in 1980 the first Joint Venture between China and the West and remained its Vice Chairman for ten years. He then served on the boards of a number of global companies till 1995 the Swiss federal government appointed him for four years ambassador to PR China, North Korea and Mongolia. Upon his return to Switzerland he again assumed the chairmanship or board membership of several multinational companies.
Presently he also serves as member of the Advisory Board of China Development Bank and other Chinese entities. He spent altogether many years in China, following the opening up of China and its contemporary art scene from day one. As collector of formerly Western contemporary art he has formed the most substantial collection of contemporary Chinese art in the world. In 2012 he donated 1463 works and sold 47 works to M+ Museum in Hong Kong. He also established 1997 the Chinese Contemporary Art Award, an art award for Chinese contemporary artists and for art critics. He is a member of the International Council of New York MOMA and member of the executive committee of the International Advisory Council of Tate Gallery, London.

Wang Min’an
(Professor from school of literature, Capital Normal University)
Professor Wang Min’an is mainly engaged in research of critic theory, culture study, art and literature. His publications include The Limits of Michel Foucault, On Household Appliance etc. He is also the chief editor of The Humanities Translation Book Series and Producing theory series.