The Seventh Edition of the International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC 7) 2020 is open to candidates from anywhere in the world writing in Chinese or English about any contemporary art exhibition held anywhere in world or, for the first time this year, online. Candidates are invited to write a review of 1500 words or 2500 Chinese characters on any exhibition of contemporary art.
The First Prize will consist of a cash award of 10,000 Euros or the RMB equivalent of this amount (currently, around 80,000 RMB) and a fully funded short programme of visits and meetings in Shanghai or London. Each of the three Second Prizes will be awarded a cash prize of 3,500 Euros or the RMB equivalent of this amount (currently, around 30,000 RMB).
The Organising Committee of the International Awards for Art Criticism aims to support independent critical coverage of contemporary art, away from the immediate pressures of the market, media and private patronage. The Awards are to stimulate good writing, critical thinking and dialogue and research in China, the UK and wider afield.