Young Art Taipei 2016

Young Art Taipei 2016

This year marks the second time Artemis Art is participating in this prestigious art fair, now in its eighth edition, which once again will be held at the Sheraton Grande, Taipei, Taiwan. After our fairly successful debut outing last year, Young Art Taipei is likely to be an important part of our annual art fair calendar.

In comparison to last year, however, we have made the decision to be more focused and will only be showing four young artists, which by YAT’s definition is an artist below the age of 45. Featured this year shall be Ajim Juxta, Dedy Sufriadi, ERYN, and Haris Rashid.

As you may recall, our debut appearance in Young Art Taipei last year was quite a momentous one, with Dedy Sufriadi winning the Young Art Award first placing, the first time for an artist outside of the North Asia region.

This year, we’re happy to announce that “Arcology: Convergence” by young artist Ajim Juxta has been shortlisted for the Top Five best artworks for this year’s Young Art Award!

Ajim Juxta - Arcology: Convergence (2016) - Acrylic, Indian Ink & Pen on Canvas - 122 x 122 cm

Ajim Juxta – Arcology: Convergence (2016) – Acrylic, Indian Ink & Pen on Canvas – 122 x 122 cm

As with last year, Ajim is the only artist out of the five shortlisted who is not from the North Asia region. Final judging concluded on Friday, April 22, and the announcement of the results was made during the Vernissage, which started at 8pm on the same day.

This year, the top three best for the Young Art Award were not further ranked, and it is our utmost pleasure to announce that Ajim Juxta made it to the top 3 of this year’s awards. All three artists receive, as a prize, a residency program sponsored by the Yeh Rong Jai Culture and Art Foundation.

For photos from the award event, click on the Young Art Award 2016 tab above.

Exhibited Artworks

(Click on any thumbnail below to view larger image and details)

Ajim Juxta - Arcology: Convergence (2016) - Acrylic, Indian Ink & Pen on Canvas - 122 x 122 cmIt is with great pleasure to announce that Ajim Juxta has been selected as one of the top 3 winners of this year’s Young Art Award! His artwork Arcology: Convergence was among the five shortlisted from all the submissions made by participating galleries in this year’s edition of Young Art Taipei.

The award ceremony was held at 8:30pm during the Vernissage on April 22, 2016. Four of the five artists, all of whom either from Japan or Taiwan, were present for the ceremony. Ajim Juxta, Artemis Art’s nominee, couldn’t attend and was represented by UC Loh, Artemis Art director.

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Top 5 Shortlist for this year’s Young Art Award. Ajim Juxta was represented by Artemis Art director UC Loh (2nd from left)

This is the second year in a row that Artemis Art’s submitted artist has gotten into the top 3 winners bracket of the award. Last year, the top prize winner was Dedy Sufriadi. This year, however, no ranking is made between the Top 3 winners. It certainly is a momentous occasion for young artist Ajim Juxta, and an achievement that will take him to greater heights as an artist.

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Top Three Winners of this year’s Young Art Award


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UC Loh, director of Artemis Art, receiving the award on behalf of Ajim Juxta

The five shortlisted artworks are on display throughout the duration of the art fair in a special section dedicated to the Young Art Award. We are very happy for Ajim Juxta, and proud that this young Malaysian artist is starting to make waves internationally. This is the first time Ajim’s work is being shown in an art fair outside of Malaysia, and the recognition he has received during Young Art Taipei 2016 is testament that his vision and talent will take him far.

Similar to last year, we have produced a publication in conjunction to our participation in Young Art Taipei 2016. It may be viewed below, or downloaded (PDF format).

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