Amassing Force:2017 Wang Shikuo Award: Today Art Museum Exhibition of Nominated Contemporary Artists

2017-03-24

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Wang Shikuo Award and Today Art Museum Exhibition of Nominated Contemporary Artists started since 2016. Co-organized by Today Art Museum and Wang Shikuo Foundation, it aims to spearhead the steadfast and diligent strive of Mr. Wang Shikuo, who is the representative of New China Art Master and Great Educator of People’s Fine Arts. The award aspires to encourage the young generation to inherit Wang’s dedication to art and persist in their artistic creation with full enthusiasm and desire. It also wants to direct people’s attention to the development of Chinese contemporary art. Last year, 10 artists were included in the final exhibition. They were Tian Xiaolei, Guo Donglai, Huang Zhitao, Lin Feifei, Liu Xianghua, Li Rui, Shi Fu, Shang Chengxiang, Wu Juehui and Zhang Fan. Among them, Tian Xiaolei was chose to be awarded and his solo exhibition – “Waiting for You: Infinite Time and Space” –was held at TAM in 2016.  

In 2017, Wang Shikuo Foundation and Today Art Museum will join hands in supporting young artists, with the opening of “Amassing Force 2017 Wang Shikuo Award: Today Art Museum Exhibition of Nominated Contemporary Artists”. The theme “Amassing Force” hopes to define, discover and delineate the spiritual core of young artists in China as a whole. 

These chosen artists, who have been living with art over the past years, become increasingly determined on their art journey. And their commitment and time-tested stories will in turn enrich their creativity. These chose artists share the same ideals and follow the same path. They are and will be standing together and converge into “one amassing voice” which paints, sculpts and records “the current spirit of contemporary China”.