Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The first generation of artists to emerge in the art market via the internet?

The VIP art fair has announced a new initiative to launch graduating artists in the art market. A panel of six internationally recognised jurors will select 200 artists from a pool of nominations and open call applications from renowned MFA and equivalent progammes. Selected artists will present 5-10 works online at VIP (MFA) from 1-8 June.

The jurors are artist Diana Al-Hadid and O Zhang, Kate Fowles (ICI), Matthew Higgs (White Columns), Jens Hoffman (Wattis Institute) and Joachim Pissaro (Hunter College). They will also award three prizes to outstanding students - $15,000 for first place, $10,000 for second place and $5000 for third place.