Five artists from Vietnam will compete at the second Asia-Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation Signature Art Prize in Singapore this year.
Bui Cong Khanh, Ly Hoang Ly, Nguyen Minh Phuong, Pham Huy Thong and Le Thua Tien will present their works in different genres of art, including painting, installation and photography. The works reflect social issues in Vietnam such as urbanization and environment.
This year, the Vietnamese artists will compete with 125 foreign colleagues from 24 countries and territories in Asia-Pacific to win one Grand Prize of US$37,215, and three Juror's Prizes (US$8,270 each) for noteworthy works.
Whereas, a People's Choice Award (US$8,270) will be given to the work with the most online and on-site public votes.
In addition, 15 finalists will be selected and exhibited at Singapore Art Museum (SAM) in November for the final judging.
This year's participants were selected by 31 nominators. All the nominated works were created between 2008 and 2010.
Vietnamese artists were nominated by PhD, art curator Boi Tran Huynh-Beatties.
Established in 2008 by APB Foundation and the SAM, the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize is a prominent platform for both emerging talents as well as established names, and reflects developments in the region's contemporary art landscape.
The triennial Prize is open to all visual artwork, regardless of medium, subject matter and size. Entry is by nomination only by independent, established art experts from the region. They select recently produced works that are groundbreaking in their artistic insight and concept, technique and expression.
The 15 finalists will be announced on October 1st.
For more information, please visit www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/signatureartprize