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Porsche “Young Chinese Artist of the Year” winners officially announcedYoung artists award introduced new talents
• Li Hanwei, Li Ming, and Tong Wenmin announced as winners of 2022-2023
• Award-winning artists will exhibit their solo works at ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair at the end of the year
Shanghai. On 15 August, the award list of 2022-2023
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Kylie Ying, Co-founder of the ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, JINGART and DnA SHENZHEN said: “With this edition of selection, I feel delighted over the three artists’ extraordinary presentation. Li Hanwei, Li Ming and Tong Wenmin inspire the audience with their unique insights in the field of conceptual art. At the same time, I would like to express my appreciation for the great support from our jury committee, who have positively influenced young artists’ creation and practice, and even their lifelong artistic path with personal experience. It is my sincere wish to see all young artists have the chance to foster their long-term development in the future. I hope the three winning artists will further develop their mental connection with audiences at the upcoming exhibition in November. It would be wonderful to see their works inspiring strength and evoking profound resonance.”
Li Hanwei, Li Ming and Tong Wenmin work in different creative mediums and styles. Nevertheless, their art works convey strong artistic tension while demonstrating the endless exploration of life and social issues.
Li Hanwei is skilled at using metaphor and has a distinctive personal touch. His complex and multi-layered installations weave together various narratives of work, life, and desire into a visual format. His winning work, Back to back, reassembled source materials through montage techniques, performing a playful narrative where the virtual world and reality coexist.
Li Ming focuses on video practice. His works is epitomised by his creative use of non-linearity, reflecting the sense of cognitive inner realities and its super-distance connection. His winning work, “’Rendering the Mind’ ninth channel”, aimed to explore non-typical spaces in the city and the hypothetical space of human desire through image editing.
Tong Wenmin’s art often focuses on the intersection between individual perception and the external environment, stimulating visual poetry and inspiring action through behaviours that at first seem counter-intuitive. Her works, Flicking and Wave, use natural space to create regular yet mysterious feelings via body movement, presenting simple emotions, energy and sharpness.
Art is at the cutting-edge of the social revolution, while young artists are a pioneering group with sensitive insights and passionate thinking. Therefore, the support for young art talents contributes to long-term social development. Dr. Shen Qilan, Art Critic, Cultural Scholar and the Curator of this edition of
After this announcement, the three winning artists will be involved in a new-round of artistic creation. A special exhibition will be arranged to showcase their solo art works at the 11th ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair at the end of this year.
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