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The 6th Guanlan International Print Biennial China 2017

Call for Participation

In the past decade, Guanlan International Print Biennial has been successfully organized for 5 times, which won great support and appreciation from artists across the globe. As a cultural brand with international reputation, the Biennial has created a favorable environment for the international communication of Guanlan Printmaking Base and China Printmaking Museum. It also facilitates the academic exchanges of printmaking around the world, and promotes the development of Chinese print art and of the cultural industries in Shenzhen. As a permanent exhibition venue, China Printmaking Museum provides a first-class space for the selection and display of the Biennial. At the beginning of the second decade, the new Biennial will demonstrate its grand scale, fine quality and a splendid visual effect.

Name of Biennial: The 6th Guanlan International Print Biennial China 2017
Curator: Jiang Lu, Sheng Wei
Exhibition Venue: China Printmaking Museum, Guanlan, Shenzhen
Exhibition Time: mid May, 2017 -- mid July, 2017
Number of Exhibited Works: 200-300 pieces
Deadline for Receiving Works: February 16th, 2017

Address for receiving works: Biennial Office of China Printmaking Museum, Yuxin Road, Guanlan Street, Longhua New District, Shenzhen 518110, China
Contacts: Mr. Zhao Jiachun +86 13613021365 / Ms. Ding Meisi +86 18624330846
Telephone: +86-755-32960860, +86-755-29782520
Email: international@guanlanprints.com

Regulations for Participants
1. A specialized application website is constructed to openly solicit works from artists around the world. All applicants are required to register online.

2. For international artists, please submit the original pieces of your works created in recent two years. All print techniques are accepted. Autograph of an author is required on every piece of works, which need not be framed.

3. The image size of submitted works shall be smaller than 120*180cm, and larger than 30*30cm. A piece of work consisting of more than one print shall not exceed the range, either.

4. For education and promotion purposes, the organizers remain the image copy rights including but not limited to photography, publication and publicity of submitted works, as well as the development of related souvenirs of the Biennial. The organizers also reserve the right to the long term publication of submitted works in media and on the Internet.

5. Works should be packed in sturdy tubes or with thick paper boards, and should arrive on time. Late works will not be accepted. (To avoid customs deduction, please paste ‘Printed Matter, No Commercial Value’ on the surface of the package. )

6. Artists are responsible for the cost of sending their own works. All the international works will be returned within three months after the conclusion of the Biennial. The organizers will cover the cost of returning works.

7. Some of the devices, three-dimensional objects, digital prints, and over-sized works may not be returned as the situation requires. Artists themselves are free to take responsibility of the delivery and safety of those mentioned above.

8. During the Biennial, the organizers shall be responsible for the safety of the works. In the case of damage caused by force majeure, the organizers should be free from any liability.

9. All submitted works must be in no violation against Chinese laws and regulations.

10. The Organizing Committee of the Biennial reserves the final right to the interpretation of all terms of the Biennial.

1. Online application is adopted for the Biennial. Please log on the official website of the Biennial and submit required materials to complete the application procedure.

2. For international applicants, please log on www.guanlanprints.com/b, and click ‘Apply Online’. For applicants from China, please log on www.guanlanprints.com/a.

3. When applying online, each international applicant is required to upload images of their submitted works in JPG (no larger than 4M), and fill in the information in accordance with the works.

4. For international artists, original pieces of works should arrive at China Printmaking Museum for preliminary selection before the reception deadline.
Notes: ó┘Foreign artists with Chinese origin should apply in accordance with the procedure of international artists, and send the original works to the Museum. ó┌ Application procedure of artists from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan is the same as that of artists from the mainland of China, and their original pieces are not required for preliminary selection.

Selection Procedures
Preliminary Selection: Preliminary selection of the works by the Jury Committee of the Biennial will be in March, 2017.
Final Selection: In May, 2017, the exhibiting works and awarded works will be selected by a final selection board formed by both Chinese and international experts.

The Biennial will issue 15 ‘Guanlan International Print Prize’. The awarded works will be collected by the organizers. Award winners will receive a Collection Certificate, an Award Certificate and collection fee of 30,000 RMB. Artists with works selected for exhibition will receive a Participation Certificate, and a big catalogue of works of the Biennial. The Organizing Committee will invite the award winners to participate in the opening ceremony and academic forum, and cover their cost of traveling and accommodation. The Committee welcomes donation of works, and may collect some. Awarded Chinese artists will be considered as qualified participants of a national exhibition when applying for membership of Chinese Artists Association.


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Organizing Committee of the 6th Guanlan International Print Biennial China 2017
August 2nd, 2016


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