Art and artists are the places and people that can show us how the world is changing. Given the rapid economic advances in Asia over the past 20 years, it seems essential that new cultural connections are build across the continent so that we can all gain a greater understanding of what is happening at the roots of Asia's different societies. The Multitude Art Prize offers a wonderfully multi-faceted project to achieve this. With its nomadic exhibition and discussion programme, Multitude can build up a series of rich encounters across Asia and offer a unique new insight into what our collective future might hold.”
Charles Esche, Director, Van Abbemuseum

The UCCA is thnilled to host the first edition of an art prize that not only looks articulate a oritical regional sensibility in Asia, but to contribute to the critical conversation around artistic production here in a context where new talents are often immediatly overtaken by the logic of the market, the idea of a prize that runs in paralel to a discursive program is particular apt "
Philip Tinari, Director, UCCA Beijing

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