The Alice Awards-Artistic Landmarks In Contemporary Experience-is a worldwide award in contemporary art designed to recognize landmark artistic achievements and changes across the industry as a whole. ?
The Alice Awards are presented by the Global Board of Contemporary Art, a 100+ Executive Member body of interdisciplinary experts and intellectuals drawn from across the globe, and Associate Members who are former Alice Award Winners, Nominees and other contemporary art professionals. Early Executive Members include among others directors, curators, artists, critics and writers: Defne Ayas (Shanghai/New York), Francesco Bonami (New York), Nicolas Bourriaud (Paris), RoseLee Goldberg (New York), Hou Hanru (San Francisco), Yacouba Konaté (Abidjan), Abdellah Karroum (Rabat), Koyo Kouoh (Dakar), Bartomeu Mari (Barcelona), Elizabeth McGregor (Sydney), Simon Njami (Paris), Hans Ulrich Obrist (London), Adriano Pedrosa (Sao Paulo), Liutauras Psibilskis (New York/Vilnius), Raqs Media Collective (New Delhi), David A. Ross (New York), Marieke Van Hal (Amsterdam/Athens). A full list of the members of the Global Board of Contemporary Art will be published as of April 2011 at the website of the Global Board of Contemporary Art, www.gb-ca.net.
?The Alice Awards has some unusual twists. For one it is egalitarian: artists, curators, art writers, museums, biennials, publishers, art magazines, and private galleries can participate through an open and democratic Internet application process. The award is also remarkable in terms of it global and industry-wide dimension with 50+ fields organized into seven categories: Artists, Curators, Art Writers, Museums, Exhibitions/ Biennials, Publications/Art Magazines, and Private Galleries.
??Online application starts today and runs through July 3, 2011 at the website http://aliceawards.com/en/enter_now
?In each of the 50+ fields, there are two chances to win an Alice Award. The Global Board of Contemporary Art vote will choose a single winner based on review and analysis of the Nominees. These entries will receive an Alice Award and Associate Membership to the Global Board of Contemporary Art. The main goal is to steadily build a global body of expertise and a platform to connect them beyond institutional and national borders. Additionally, the international contemporary art community, through the Public’s Vote section where all participants in the Alice Award program and the public at large will select a winner from the nominees in each category. These entries receive The Public’s Voice Award for the different entry types.??
The Associate Members will select the five best entries in each of the 50+ fields based on review and analysis using specific judging criteria. The five selections are recognized as Alice Award Nominees.