Prosperity-of-Friendship

The Second International Integrated Art Exhibition for Persons with Disabilities, Wuhan China

Prosperity-of-Friendship

US artist Ketra Oberlander submission to China’s Integrated Exhibition

Please let us know if you are interested in submitting your artwork to this unique opportunity.
Only accepted artists will be asked to attend; airfare is not included, but all costs for accommodations in Wuhan, China will be covered. (see below).
Artists do not have to be present to exhibit art or win.
Time is of the essence, please respond on or before July 22, 2017, as there are only a limited number of entries that will be allowed to submit work. We will provide more detailed information once we hear back from you.
We look forward to hearing your response. Thank you.
*A group of international judges will determine which pieces will be accepted for the exhibition.

US winners

US winners in 2015 Nancy Villere, Dan Keplinger shown – and Jon Savage: awarded 10,000 RMB

The organizing committee will hold the second exhibition in Wuhan to expand the influence, China Press for Persons with Disabilities and Wuhan Disabled Persons’ Federation invite Korea Disabilities Art Association, Nippon Charity Kyokai Foundation and The Museum of Mind of the Netherlands as hosts of the second exhibition, and invite Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea, The Embassy of Japan in China, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, China Disabled Persons’ Federation and Wuhan Minicipal People’s Government to support this exhibition; And invite Kim Chung hyun (president of Korea Disabilities Art Association), Otome Segawa (project lead of Nippon Charity Kyokai Foundation) and Hans Looijen (the director of the Museum of Mind of the Netherlands) as the secretary-generals of Wuhan organizing committee.

The first Integration International Art Exhibition for Persons with Disabilities was held on October in 2015 in Wuhan, China, attracting many artists with disabilities and non-disabilities coming from 13 countries and regions in Asia, Europe and North America, becoming an influential event in international art exchange activity for persons with disabilities.

Wuhan-China

The Second International Integrated Art Exhibition for Persons with Disabilities

(The Activity Programme)

Date: Sep.21st 2017 – Nov.24th 2017

Opening: Sep.22nd 2017

City: Wuhan, China

Slogan: Arts Warm the World

Organizations

   Supported by

China Disabled Persons’ Federation

Wuhan Municipal People’s Government

Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea

The Embassy of Japan in China

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

   Host by

China Press for Persons with Disabilities

Wuhan Disabled Persons’Federation

Korea Disabilities Art Association

Nippon Charity Kyokai Foundation

The Museum of Mind of the Netherlands

Introduction of the Exhibition

Integration| International Art Exhibition for Persons with Disabilities is a biennial academic art program focusing on visual art production of disabilities, highlighting the integration between international cultures, between tradition and modern, between persons with Disabilities and persons with non-disabilities, including the public exhibition on culture and exchange activity on art with the form of painting, calligraphy, sculpture, crafts and photography.

Aim

Advancing and enriching the humanism and humanitarianism feeling, focusing on academic values of disability person’s art production, putting forward the disabled person involving in art production and international exchanges with the form of art activity, promoting the integration of disabled person with non-disabilities and society. 

Content

An exhibition of the artworks

Exhibiting 100 artworks, including 70 artworks of persons with disabilities and 30 artworks of persons with non-disabilities.

An academic forum on the development of integration art

The artists and scholars will have a speech opening to the public.

Improvisation

The artists improvise together and exchange ideas during the exhibition.

A symposium on cultural and creative industry about persons with disabilites

Inviting the chairmen of some provinces and municipal Disabled Persons’ Federation to Wuhan, having a symposium and attending exchange activities.

Vote

The hosts will set up a commission involved the professionals to strictly evaluate the submitted artworks, then awards 30 artists with disabilities prized as The Best Creative Award, awards 30 artists with non-disabilities prized as The Humanism Art Award.

Result: the result of preliminary assessment will be announced online on The website of China Press for Persons with Disabilities (www.chinadp.net.cn), sorry for there will no extra notification for the unsuccessful candidates.

Awards

The artworks of the Best Creative Award (30 artists) will be collected by Wuhan organizing committee, each winning artists will award 10000 rmb, the awarded certificate and the artwork collection certification; The artworks of the Humanism Art Award (30 artists) also will be collected by Wuhan organizing committee, and the artists will award the certificate and the artwork collection certification. The organizing committee will invite some awarded artists to Wuhan as guests to attend the opening and involve in relevant art activities from Sep.21st to Sep.24th in 2017. The foreign guests need to bear the costs of international travel, Wuhan organizing committee will bear the costs of the inter-city transportation for domestic guests and the costs of transportation, food and accommodation in Wuhan for all guests.

Each exhibited artwork will be included in the work of Integration, and awarded an exhibited certification.

Requirements

There is no limits on the theme of artworks, we encourage humanism artworks to join in, firstly each artist needs to provide the original artwork, the digital photo of artwork, the registration form and one personal digital photo of daily life in nearly half a year. Please email the digital artwork photo, registration form and the personal digital photo of daily life to info(at)abilitycorps.org or 824722828@qq.com, please express mail the original artwork to the destination designated by Wuhan organizing committee before July 24th, 2017 for preliminary assessment.

The size of artwork: the size of Chinese Painting and calligraphy is no more than four feet; the length of oil painting and others is no more than 160cm×160cm.

All the artworks need to be original piece, and one artwork per artist.

Non-awarded exhibited artworks will be sent back to the author after the exhibition.

Organizing Committee

Director

Sun Xian de, vice secretary of Party leadership Group, executive vice Chairman of China Disabled Persons’ Federation.

Chen Rui feng, vice secretary of Wuhan municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China; vice mayor of Wuhan municipal government.

Vice Directors

Guo Li qun, the director of propaganda and culture department of China Disabled Persons’ Federation

Ni Lin, the chairman and chief-editor of China Press for Persons with Disabilities

Xi Dan, vice secretary-general of Wuhan municipal government

Wang Fang, the chairwoman of Wuhan Disabled Persons’ Federation

Secretary-general

Zhang Heyong, vice chief-editor of China Press for Persons with Disabilities

Leng Wei Xin, investigator of culture department of China Disabled Persons’ Federation

Su Hou ping, vice chairman of Wuhan Disabled Persons’ Federation

Kim Chung hyun, president of Korea Disabilities Art Association

Otome Segawa, project lead of Nippon Charity Kyokai Foundation

Hans Looijen, the director of the Museum of Mind of the Netherlands.

Project Lead

China

Li Haixia, assistant director of career development department of China Press for Persons with Disabilities

Jiang Xin, vice director of Wuhan Disabled Persons’ Social Service Center.

South Korea

Chung Hyun Kim, project lead of Korea Disabilities Art Association

Japan

Otome Segawa, project lead of Nippon Charity Kyokai Foundation

The Netherlands

Jessica Belles, vice director of the Museum of Mind of the Netherlands.

The Organizing Committee office of Integration the international Art Exhibition for Persons with Disabilities

Address: Wuhan Disabled Persons’ Art Center, Xinzhun Path, Fazhan Road, Jiangan District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

Website: www.chinadp.net.cn