Liu Li Anna
It’s my pleasure to act as Director of Chinese Contemporary Art Awards. In a talk last year I was moved by the motive and purpose of setting this award by Mr. Sigg. As the most important collector of Chinese Contemporary art, Mr. Sigg has been devoting himself to financial and academic support for Chinese artists and critics for years and to connecting Chinese contemporary art with the world in his unique way. There are too many art awards appearing in China these years. However most important for the first award set for art critics are academic positioning and clear appraisal principle. Where are Chinese critics? What is a good critic essay? Where does the independent, profound and sharp commenting thought come from? Such issues need a platform to allow a wider public to discuss and to think about. The founding principle of this award is finding real independent thought and encouraging diverse thinking methods. We hope the setting of this award in CCAA can contribute to richer Chinese art forms and deeper, more independent art critique.