2018 John Moores Painting Prize (China)
April 10 – June 15 Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
The exhibition is divided into two parts: China and Britain. A total of 116 paintings are on display.
The Chinese section features 103 works shortlisted for the 2018 John Moores Painting Prize (China), including the award-winning work Runningonthinice by Chinese artist Zhong Xueqing.
The British section exhibits 13 works by Michael Simpson, the 2016 British Grand Prix winner, including his latest Squint Paintings series and other works on paper.
The John Moores Painting Prize was founded in 1957 in Britain, and submissions are judged independently by a jury. Since its introduction to China in 2010, the award has attracted more and more attention from artists and the general public.
This year’s event in China set a new record in terms of the number and quality of submissions: A total of 3,319 entrants from widely diverse fields submitted their works.
A poster for the 2018 John Moores Painting Prize (China) exhibition.