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Prudential Eye Awards


Fri Jan 17 2014, 9:00am
Wed Feb 5 2014, 9:00am

Where: Suntec City West Atrium, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Promenade, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

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  • Admission: Free

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The inaugural Prudential Eye Awards will launch in Singapore on 18 January 2014 at Suntec City. These new international contemporary art awards celebrate and recognise emerging artistic talent from across greater Asia.

The Awards offer a platform for contemporary Asian artists from over thirty countries to participate in a global event which will recognise excellence in Photography, Painting, Sculpture, Installation and Digital/ Video. Additional awards will celebrate achievement by an exhibition of Asian art, an award for excellence by an emerging gallery in greater Asia, and outstanding contribution by an artist to Asian contemporary art.

Shortlisted artists from each discipline will feature in an exhibition at Singapore’s Suntec City, from 17 January to 5 February 2014, which will be free to the public. Five category winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held on 18 January. One overall winner will go on to be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London, UK in the summer of 2014.

The Prudential Eye Awards are founded by the Global Eye Programme, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting emerging artists, established by Parallel Contemporary Art in collaboration with Saatchi Gallery. Prudential is the title sponsor of the Awards, having previously supported Indonesian Eye (2011) and Hong Kong Eye (2013) exhibitions - collectively known as Asian Eye. To date, the Global Eye Programme has held 17 exhibitions worldwide and been viewed by over two million people. In addition, Prudential will work with the British Council as an education partner to organise a series of activities to promote arts appreciation to students and youth in Singapore.

Artists will be nominated by a group of experts in the field of Asian art and judged by an independent panel featuring Serenella Ciclitira, Founder, Parallel Contemporary Art; Nigel Hurst, CEO, Saatchi Gallery; Tsong-Zung Chang, Co-Founder, Asia Art Archive; Sir David Green, former Director-General, British Council; Nick Mitzevich, Director, Art Gallery of Southern Australia; Lee Young Hye, Creative Director, Gwangju Design Biennale; Andreї Erofeev, independent curator and critic; and Tan Boon Hui, Group Director, Programmes Group, National Heritage Board of Singapore. The winner of each category will be awarded a prize of US$20,000 and the overall winner will receive a further US$30,000 with the opportunity to exhibit at the Saatchi Gallery in London.