第二屆「香港傑出學生藝術家奬」 2017

The 2nd "Outstanding Student Artist Award of Hong Kong" 2017

Finalist Lists                             List of Student Artists                             Gallery

Curators’ Statement
策展人的話

 

對比第一屆「香港傑出學生藝術家獎」,感覺這次最不一樣的地方是參賽作品的完整性,而且每位候選者的系列作品中所貫穿的風格也越來越顯見,這也從另一個角度說明,現在的學生作品的質量越來越高。更多的學生拿出比較難把控的裝置作品來參賽,可見參賽學生心氣高企。願憑藉得獎小藝術家們的努力與高質量的作品,給大家呈現一個與眾不同的展覽。

 

Compared with those in the 1st Outstanding Student Artist Award of Hong Kong (OSA Award), I find that the submitted artworks in the 2nd OSA Award are more complete. It is easier to notice the style of each student in their series of works. In other words, the quality of the artworks have improved. More students chose to join the competition with challenging media like installations, reflecting their confidences. I hope we can present an unique exhibition that reflects the efforts of our finalists to the audience. 

方敏兒女士
Ms. Janet Fong 

 

 

宏觀的看,香港社會作為完善的經濟體,藝術發展相對緩慢;香港傑出學生藝術家獎是香港未來藝術棟樑的儲備平台,本人非常榮幸 可以參其中與art-at-all和少年藝術家們共同進步。 

縱觀入圍者,水準已經頗高而全面,近三分之二的作品為觀念藝術或新媒體而非傳統媒介;可見香港本土藝術發展的趨勢,更接近當代藝術主流。建議同學們對自己選擇的媒介上,技術再精進,如裝置藝術對物體、空間和燈光的修養提升;或繪畫與雕塑對造型的認知,不論任何藝術創作都有一套技術載體,盡快掌握該技術,才能獲得創作的自由。

 

最後,衷心寄望各位少年藝術家們,走自己認為對的道路,莫負少年初心。

 

Generally, as a mature economy, the development of the Arts in Hong Kong is relatively slow compared to other fields. The Outstanding Student Artist Award of Hong Kong is a platform to gather the future pillars of the Arts in Hong Kong. I am glad to participate in the curation of the finalists’ exhibition, and grow with art-at-all and all the young student artists. 

The finalists have mostly attained high standards with comprehensive artworks. Instead of traditional art forms, almost two-thirds of the artworks in this exhibition are conceptual or in new media. I can see that the local art trend is closer to the mainstream in contemporary art. I recommend our participants to improve their technique in handling their chosen medium, like paying attention to objects, space and lighting in installations, and the understanding of shapes in painting and sculpture. Each medium has its own skill set. Once we have acquired the skills proficiently, we can be free in our artistic creation. 

At last, I hope our student artists can follow their dreams, and reach the full potential of their blossoming mind. 

莫偉康先生
Mr. Gary Mok 

 

Comments from the Judges
評審團的話 

 

好榮幸可以再次參與「香港傑出學生藝術家獎」(OSA Award) 的評審工作。這個為青年學生設立的獎項,組織並不比其他專業獎項 遜色。首先其創辦人包括了藝術業界跨界別人士,而且每屆評審均由藝術界重要藝術和學術機構的代表,以及個別具國際知名度的藝 術家組成,選出的得獎者是精挑細選,具相當份量的優秀青年。我最欣賞的是,獎項試圖跨越不同學校種類,修讀藝術課程和非視覺 藝術科的學生均有平等機會參與,打破傳統的框界,開拓新的可能性。更難得的是,每屆得獎的青年會有機會參與下一屆活動的籌備工作,與新的獲獎學生互動,延續交流及互相支援,將來可望成為藝壇一股清新力量。 

每次評審與學生傾談都讓我十分感動,他們的作品礙於經驗與條件的限制,雖或覺幼嫩但常有驚喜,且當中表現的真摯情感,以及他們對夢想單純的追求,難能可貴。但願他們能把持目標,續步實現理想,在未來漫長的人生路上毋忘初衷。在此我亦祝賀舉辦這個別具意義的活動背後的各位朋友,在這個培育年輕一代的偉大工程上,取得又一個階段性成果,期望他們的努力會在未來揭示新世代更多的潛力,為藝壇注入清新的活力。

 

譚美兒女士

香港藝術館總館長

 

I am glad to be a member of the jury panel of the Outstanding Student Artist Award of Hong Kong (OSA Award) again. This award is specially founded for young students and it is no less than any other professional awards. Its founders are professionals from different art industry, and its judges are representatives of significant art organisations or academic institutions, and internationally reputable artists. All the awardees had gone through a strict assessment process, having impressive potential. What I most appreciate about the award is that, it aims to create a cross platform for students with different educational backgrounds from different types of schools, opening up new opportunities for art development. All the present and past awardees, furthermore, could participate in the preparation works of the next OSA Award, creating an interactive and supportive OSA Alumni community that could make great contribution to the art world in future. 

Having served as judge for two times, I always feel impressed and touched when talking with the OSA Award finalists in the assessment process. Although their works might not be sophisticated enough due to the lack of experience and resources, I find the genuine emotions and the pure pursuit of dreams invaluable. For their life long journey, I sincerely hope they could always bear their goals in mind and make their dreams come true. I would also like to express a big congratulation to all the friends who make this meaningful event happens. This is an interim achievement for nurturing artists of the next-generation. Hope that their efforts can help revealing the potentials of our new generations, and creating a thriving art industry in the future. 

Ms. Eve Tam
Museum Director, Hong Kong Museum of Art 

 

本人有幸參加香港傑出學生藝術家獎的評選活動,學生的作品都非常有新意,很多作品更具香港藝術的本地特色,雖然有些作品略現稚氣,但是卻蘊含無限的可能性,一個好的藝術家需要具備「才,情,膽,識」四個條件,才:是對事物的感受認知和表達能力;情:是對自己的性情,感情有所表達;膽:是敢於面對和克服困難;識:是在藝術世界有廣泛的認識,並具有個人鮮明的個性和思考方式。在這個時代,能夠從自身事物出發去審視或去批判當下的時態,是非常值得鼓勵和支持的。

 

陳慰平博士

北京中央美術學院設計學院講師

 

It is a great honour to participate in the selection of The Outstanding Student Artist Award of Hong Kong (OSA Award). Students’ works are full of innovation, and many works show the local characteristic of Hong Kong art. Although some works are slightly childish, they contain in nite possibilities. A good artist requires four qualities: “talent, emotion, courage, knowledge”, talent is the ability of awareness and expression; emotion is the expression of their own temperament and feelings; courage: dare to face and overcome difficulties; knowledge is a wide range of understanding in artistic world, and has a distinctive personality and thinking. In this era, it is worthy of encouragement and support to examine or criticise the current circumstance from their own spots. 

Dr. Marco Chan
Professor of School of Design, CAFA, Beijing 

 

 

因為教學職責,每年我都需要檢閱大量申請入學的作品集,還有機會跟中學生面試,進一步了解作品集和他們的想法。幾年下來的經驗產生一個印像:學生作品集都規範化得很明顯,起碼極少數能反映他們面試時個人的性格和想法。這樣規範化的結果反而突顯創作的單一目的和制度功能,就是公開試的評審範式、系統性的審視和計量性。這當然不是現在才對視藝科教育的批評;只是我每年重複地進行這樣的工作程序就有點共犯似的。

 

OSA Award評審角色也讓我檢閱小群學生的作品集,無疑作品集也呈現規範化,但同時學生的個性和想法是較立體的,無論是得獎同學能獲資助到海外遊學增進視野外,最重要是讓公眾知道中學的視藝科學生成果可以有這樣不同的面貌,這些學生相信有意向這方面發展,學生個人的創作有更多的可能性,OSA Award 做了兩邊參照的平台。 

梁美萍博士

香港浸會大學視覺藝術院副教授

 

Aa part of my teaching post, it is my responsibility to review numerous portfolios from students who apply for university admission. Meanwhile, I also have the chance to interview the students for a better understanding on the thoughts behind their portfolios. After a few years, I have started to realise that, most of the portfolios follow a certain format; only a few truly reflect their personalities and the thoughts demonstrated in their interviews. Creativity has become standardised and overly goal-oriented due to the restrictive nature of our current public examination system. Of course, while I criticise our visual art education now; I feel like I am accomplice to the system when I review the university admissions portfolios every year. 

Being the judge of the Outstanding Student Artist Award (OSA Award) allows me to review student portfolios in a different context. Certainly, the portfolios are also standardised. However, OSA portfolios are able to show the personalities and thoughts of the students in a more concrete manner. OSA Award sponsors the awardees a chance to study overseas, broadening the horizon of the students. The award also reflects the differences the w

ay visual arts are taught in secondary schools. The OSA Award thus provides a valuable opportunity to students who are keen to enter the art world. 

Dr. Leung Mee Ping
Associate Professor, Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU 

Hong Kong Outstanding Students Artist Award (OSA Award) was established in 2015. This year is the second installment of the award cycle, with each cycle taking place once every two years.

The OSA Award was founded by a diverse group of professionals in the art industry. The aim is to encourage students to develop their individuality and creativity by putting an emphasis on experimentation and the process of creating. Student portfolios are an integral part of the selection. The jury panel consists of art practitioners and educators from a variety of creative fields.

The Student Artists Public Exhibition creates a platform where students from different schools are able to participate in the exchange of ideas. Eventually, this creative exchange can continue through the OSA Alumni community.

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「香港傑出學生藝術家獎」(OSA Award) 於2015年正式成立,並於每兩年舉辦一次。故此,我們將會在2017年舉行「第二屆香港傑出學生藝術家獎」。

獎項由藝術業界跨界共同創辦,分別得到教育、設計、收藏及藝術推廣界等支持。其目的是鼓勵學生對創作主題、媒介、藝術史有更深刻的理解及運用,並呈現個人的能力及風格。獎項頒予在學的青少年藝術家,強調藝術家的個人能力、風格及創作歷程;同時邀約業界人士及大專院校教授出任評審團。

獎項試圖跨越不同學校種類,讓接受不同藝術課程的學生,甚至非修讀視覺藝術科的學生一同參與,製造學生在創作上互相切磋學習的機會。同時,獎項希望由上一屆獲獎學生藝術家的帶領下,延續創意交流。

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