November 29, 2020

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Swiss lender unveils art contest

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Swiss bank unveils art contest

Entries must reflect on Julius Baer’s investment themes. photo courtesy of Julius Baer

Julius Baer, a main Swiss private banking group, is inviting Southeast Asian artists to submit their digital art creations to the “Julius Baer Subsequent Generation Artwork Prize” and vie for hard cash prizes worthy of US$60,000 (1.8 million baht) in full.

Held to advertise the region’s burgeoning art scene and a culturally assorted and technologically highly developed arts local community, the inaugural Artwork Prize is open up to young artists aged 18 to 40 a long time whose entries mirror at minimum a single of the bank’s following era investment decision themes.

They include things like Arising Asia, Electronic Disruption, Electricity Changeover, Feeding The Planet, Upcoming Metropolitan areas, Shifting Life And Inequality, and Sustainability.

There are also two classes of electronic art — even now photos and moving photographs. The submissions can consist of digital paintings and drawings, electronic print, digital photography, digitally manipulated picture, video clip art, or digital or augmented fact artwork.

Virtual artworks are also suitable but not virtual exhibitions (these as digital images or videography of an exhibition/artwork). Digital documentation of artworks is not suitable either.

For the needs of the levels of competition, entries might only incorporate two-dimensional pictures. Though artworks can be multi-disciplinary and include other sensory elements, they ought to also contain a considerable visible component.

All electronic artwork ought to be authentic and completed amongst Jan 1, 2019, and Feb 28, 2021, in buy to qualify for consideration.

The panel of 5 jurors will select 20 finalists, 10 from every single class. Finalists will be assessed on conceptual insight, originality of visual expression and utilisation of medium.

The jurors incorporate a curator of the Julius Baer Art Collection from Switzerland, two artwork collectors from Indonesia and Singapore, a gallerist from Singapore and a curator from the Philippines.

3 winners will be selected from each individual group and will each acquire a dollars prize of $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.

The winning is effective will be provided in the Julius Baer Artwork Collection which encompasses about 5,000 functions spanning a wide array of media — paintings, sculptures, images, videos, graphics and drawings. They are displayed in Julius Baer’s assembly room, staff members eating places, workplaces, foyers and corridors close to the globe.

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