The China Exhibition of the 2018 edition of the Sunny Art Prize will take place at Harmony Art Gallery in Shanghai between April 12th and June 12th 2019. The artists shortlisted from the previous London show and that will be part of this group exhibition in China are Stephen Doyle, Stefano Zaratin, David Antonio Loureiro, Stephanie Kilgast, Wei Tan, Shinyoung Park, Anca Stefanescu, Kishwar Kiani, J. Jie Li, Jeongkeun Lee, Mi-Young Choi, and Juheon Cho.
The selection of artists from all over the globe will provide audiences in the East to further re-elaborate the themes explored during the London exhibition. The variety of practices, from drawing and painting to mixed media, sculpture, photography, and installation will allow for wider engagements towards issues relating to contemporary socio-economic contexts. Religion, immigration, borders, gender and sexuality, identity, and climate change are just a few of the critical topics these international artists wish for visitors to confront. Therefore, the scope of the exhibition, trough travelling artworks and ideas, is to let audiences from different global contexts respond in culturally unique ways to problems and issues that affect us all on a universal level.
The Sunny Art Prize was also established with the intent to help artists reach new markets that can support their practices in the long term. Access to one of the strongest art markets in the world in China can help artists unlocking new possibilities, and reach collectors otherwise unavailable through conventional exhibitions. The sustained exchange between the East and West through sound cultural projects, such as exhibitions and residencies, devised by international Chinese enterprises is at the foundation of what the Sunny Art prize stands for.
Visit the exhibition at the Harmony Art Gallery, Shanghai, between April 12th and June 12th 2019. Admission Free.