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July
Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition receives over 1,500 entries
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The "Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 2005" has attracted 1,543 entries by 763 artists, an increase in both the number of participants and entries compared with 2003. The biennial is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

The entries reflect a variety of media -- 591 works are of Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy and seal carving while 952 are painting, print, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video art and digital art, installation and others.

The preliminary selection, to be conducted by a panel of local adjudicators, will start on Monday (July 25). The result will be uploaded onto the Museum of Art's website: http://hk.art.museum and posted at the lobby of the Museum of Art on August 2. Selected entrants will be requested to submit the original works for the final selection.

The final selection will be conducted from August 22 to August 24 by a panel of local, Mainland and overseas adjudicators. The results will be uploaded onto the Museum of Art's website and posted at the lobby of the Museum of Art on August 29.

The adjudicators are: the adviser to the Museum of Art and Professor of the Department of Fine Arts, the Chinese University, Mr Mok Ka-leing; Chinese painter, art critic and Biennial Exhibition award winner, Mr Chui Tze-hung; Chinese painter and Biennial Exhibition award winner, Mr Ou Da-wei; adviser to the Museum of Art and Assistant Professor of the Department of Religion and Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University, Ms Man Kit-wah; sculptor, adviser to the Museum of Art and Biennial Exhibition award winner, Lai Yat-fong; Senior Lecturer of the Fine Arts Department, School of Creative Arts, Sciences and Technology, the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Mr Lai Ming-hoi; potter Wong Lai-ching; art critic and Director of the Research Department, the China National Museum of Fine Arts, Mr Lin Xilin; calligrapher and Assistant Director of the Chinese Calligraphy Association, Mr Zhang Hai; Artistic Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ms Yuko Hasegawa; and the Curator of Contemporary Art, San Diego Museum of Art, Ms Betti-Sue Hertz.

Judging will be based on originality, creativity and technical competence. A maximum of 10 "Prizes of Excellence" will be presented. The winners will be awarded $25,000 and a trophy. Works selected will be presented at the Museum of Art in December this year.

For details of the competition, visit the Museum of Art's website or call 2734 2137/2734 2138.


Ends/Saturday, July 23, 2005
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