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


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The Route Ahead

The Route Ahead

The first edition of the Multitude Art Prize takes place in China, one of the most visible and dynamic contemporary art scenes in Asia. For its second year, the region in which we are actively exploring institutional collaborations is West Asia.

After several editions of the Multitude Art Prize, in which five artists win each year, there shall be a substantial number of important artists, artwork and discussions that institutions outside of Asia can use to mount interesting shows. We hope to establish collaborative projects with prominent institutions outside of Asia who are interested in showing the most interesting Asian contemporary art to their audiences.