I. Program Description
Yesterday has passed, and today will be tomorrow’s history. A hundred years later, historians and art critics may ask: what were Chinese young artists like back in the early days of 21th century? Were they expressing themselves as they wished? What had they achieved during the evolution of Chinese cultures and art? With their artistic concepts and creations, what changes had they made on people’s thoughts and lives? Through young artists’ critical thinking and inventions, “Young Artists Plus Program” aims at inspiring the possibilities rising from the clashes between young artistic conceptions and the social development, discovering master pieces and artistic talents, organizing international art exhibitions with a branding that incorporates both traditional culture and modern civilization, and depicting the panorama of young artists’ lives — in salute to yesterday and with outlook on the future.
With support of the 2014 Art Fair, the “Young Artists Plus Program”, however is not dependent on the fair. The key concept for the 2014 Art Fair is "five exhibitions; two seminars; one street". The Program, exhibited at Sunshine International Art Museum - the main venue of the "five exhibitions" is the primary focus of the Fair. The Program, which is launched on the platform of the 2014 Art Fair, will be held annually with continuous, effective and systematic management, so as to explore in the development of young artists, brand building, and the construction of talent pool for the industry.
“Young Artists Plus Program” is co-organized by China International Culture Association and Beijing International Culture and Creative Industry Company; it has a committee consisting of Fan Di’an, Yang Wei, Jia Fangzhou, Duan Jun, Yue Minjun, Su Xinping, and Peng Feng.
II. Subject Explanation
“Young Artists Plus Program” will be carried out with continuous, effective and systematic management, so as to explore in the development of young artists, brand building, and the construction of talent pool for the industry.
To promote the development of art industry, introduce the most influential and representative young artists, and present the accomplishments of modern Chinese art.
To enhance the mutual communication and cooperation in art fields among young artists, and raise their social status.
To discover new talents and seek feasible opportunities for the exploration of space and possibility for the development of young artists, by means of competition and recommendation.
To collect and organize first-hand documents, and build the Program into a symbolic and authoritative art exhibition.
Concentration, Professionalism, Justice, Sharing
III. Organizing Framework
Hosts: Chine International Culture Association
Beijing International Culture and Creative Industry Company
With support of National Art Museum of China
Central Academy of Fine Arts/ Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts/ Hubei Institute of Fine Arts/ Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts/ LuXun Academy of Fine Arts/ Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts/ Sichuan Fine Arts Institute/ Shandong University of Art and Design
Beijing Wanlong Auction Company
Beijing Crown and Rights Law Firm
Media Support: China Culture Daily, Beijing Youth Daily, The Beijing News, Beijing Times, Art Appreciation
Shanghai Security News, New Weekly, Artron Net, 99Yishu Net
IV. Committee Members
Director: Fan Di’an
Secretary: Yang Wei
Members: Jia Fangzhou, Duan Jun, Yue Minjun, Su Xinping, Peng Feng, Yu Ding, Wang Li
V. Call for submissions
This submission is open for all art districts and art academies around the country, and winning artists will be selected by means of general selection, along with committee experts’ recommendation. The general selection of works and promotional events will take place at seven places nationwide.
1. Artist qualification
Undergraduates, graduates, and young artists born after 1974
2. Scope: oil painting, ink painting, woodcut, sculpture, video art, installation art, photograph
3. Deadline: June 30th, 2014
4. Submission methods
Works and artist profiles should be emailed as attachments to the designated email address of the committee or be recorded on a disc and sent by currier to the committee office.
3-5 electronic pictures per person
Size: no smaller than 90*120 before mounting, no more than 180*180 after mounting.
Requirements for electronic pictures: professional DSLR cameras should be used with focus on the whole work; no less than 8 million pixels; professional lighting should be applied; RAW or JPEG format; naming: artist name_work name_size_material_production year, e.g. Jack_Fluctuation_80*100cm_oil painting on canvas_2012
Naming of artist's resume: artist name_contact, e.g. Jack_1-240-834-3378
Requirement for submitted works: originality is required; plagiarism and piracy will not be tolerated, otherwise the applicants shall bear all the consequences and responsibilities.
Email for submission:
Address: Office of Young Artists Plus, Songzhuang Public Service Center (China Artwork Trade Center), 2nd Floor, Tongzhou District, Beijing
Contact: Ji Zhongpeng, 86-10-6959 7024
5. Selection districts:
Northeast District: LuXun Academy of Fine Arts (Shenyang)/ Jilin College of The Arts (Changchun)
North District: Songzhuang Artists Group (Beijing)/ Central Academy of Fine Art (Beijing) / Renmin University of China (Beijing)/ Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University (Beijing)/ Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts (Tianjing)
Central District: Hubei Institute of Fine Arts (Wuhan)
East District: Shanghai University (Shanghai)/ East China Normal University (Shanghai)/ China Academy of Art (Hangzhou)
South District: Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (Guangzhou)
North District: Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts (Xi’an)
Southwest District: Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (Chongqing)/ Academy of Fine Arts, Sichuan Conservatory of Music (Chengdu)
VI. Appraisal System
To encourage participation and provide a platform for more young artists, the selection will be a combination of recommendation by committee experts’, selection from exhibitions, and self-recommendations by young artists. All the submission materials will be collected and compiled into uniform templates for review, without disclosing any personal and recommendation information. Qualification is the only criteria.
Grand Committee Prize: 1 artist, with 50,000 yuan. Works collected.
Best Original Prize: 5 artists, with 10,000 yuan per person. Works collected.
Viewers’ Choice: 5 artists, with 10,000 yuan per person. Works collected. (Votes are submitted from Internet and Weixin. The five artists with the most votes win the prizes. If there is any overlap with Best Original Prize, the prize will accordingly extend to the next person in ranking.
All the winners will be invited to participate in 2014 China Art Fair.
1. Tribute to Youth—National Elite Artists Exhibition, main venue of 2014 China Art Fair
Time: Sep.29th – Oct. 5th, 2014
Venue: Sunshine International Art Museum
2. Symposium of “Young Artists Plus Program”
Time: September 2014
Venue: China Artwork Trade Center
3. “Young Artists Plus Program” Academic Interview
Time: Sep. 29th – Oct. 5th, 2014
4. Country's Well-credited Galleries and Beijing Galleries League Conference
Time: Sep. 9th, 2014
5. New Book Launch of Tribute to Youth—National Elite Artists Exhibition
6. Tour Exhibition
Time: November 2014 – March 2015
Domestic venues: Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing
Xi’an Zhiyue Gold Center (Xi’an)
Suzhou Art Museum (Suzhou)
Meilun Art Museum (Changsha)
Heilongjiang Art Museum (Harbin)
M50 Creative Park (Shanghai)
Chongqing Yuao Art Center (Chongqing)
Huafa Art Museum (Zhuhai)
International venues: Salon of Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts (Carrousel du Louvre, France)
Seoul Cultural Center (South Korean)
Young Artists Fall Auction, in collaboration with Beijing Wanlong Auctions Company
VIII. Documents and Publication
New Book Launch of Tribute to Youth—National Elite Artists Exhibition before the opening of the exhibition
IX. Commercial Cooperation
Co-sponsored by the committee of the 2014 China Art Industry Expo and the Songzhuangzhen government, “Young Artists Plus Program” is a public-benefit program that supports young artists’ development. It aims at continuously discovering new generations of contemporary art with a professional platform devoted to sustainable development, and encouraging original art and pushing the cultural industry to go global.
As one of the core sections of 2014 Art Fair, “Young Artists Plus Program” is supported by overseas culture centers of Ministry of Culture, along with provincial and municipal governments, and media. The program invites corporations that embrace a sense of social responsibility and carry national mission to promote the development of art industry, and the spread of Chinese cultures and art.