The awards ceremony for the eighth Award of Art China (AAC) was held in the Palace Museum on May 23 with winners in 13 categories announced.
Established by the art portal Artron.net, the annual awards are committed to providing a fair and credible intellectual platform to promote outstanding artists and their work, and to examining art exhibitions, publications and events.
Starting with the preliminary selection in Beijing on Jan 6, it takes five months for the selection committee to finish the preliminary selection and make the final selection.
The 13 winners are as follows:
The award for artistic publication of the year: Chinese Paintings in Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)
The award for artist (sculpture) of the year: Shi Hui
The award for artist (oil painting) of the year: Su Xinping
The award for young artist of the year: Sun Xun
The award for artist (calligraphy) of the year: Bao Xianlun
The award for artist (ink painting) of the year: Liu Qinghe
The award for art exhibition of the year: Contemporary art exhibition of "autonomous region"
The award for artist (multimedia installation) of the year: Xie Deqing
The award for artist (photography) of the year: Wang Guofeng
The award for curator of the year: Li Xu
The prize for special contribution: Xin Dongwang
Lifetime achievement award: Jin Shangyi
Art Plus Award: BMW (The 2013 BMW Chinese Culture Journey)