2014.09.03 Wed, by
Minsheng and AICA Announce IAAC

AICA (the International Association of Art Critics) and Shanghai Minsheng Museum have announced a new annual prize. The International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC) are directed at writers from anywhere in the world, writing either in Chinese or English about any exhibition of contemporary art held between 1 January and 30 September 2014. There is no age limit.

Hosted and organised by Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum (M21) and sponsored primarily by Minsheng Bank, the award is held in partnership with the Royal College of Art in London and in association with AICA. The judging panel for the first edition of the prize is as follows: J.J. Charlesworth (UK), associate editor, ArtReview; Carol Lu (PRC) curator, art critic and writer; Karen Smith (UK), art historian, executive director, OCAT, Xi’an; Richard Vine (USA), managing editor, Art in America; Rachel Withers, lecturer and contributor, ArtForum International; Yi Ying (PRC),art historian and art critic. The First Prize is 50,000 RMB plus a fully-funded two week residency in Shanghai or London in Spring 2015. Two second prizes – one each, for an essay in Chinese and in English – will consist of a fully funded travel bursary for a two-week residency in Shanghai or London, also in the Spring.

The award winners will be announced immediately after the final adjudication of entries on 22nd November 2014.