OPEN CALL FOR THE SINO x NIIO ILLUMINATION ART PRIZES 2018/9
HAVE YOUR ART SEEN BY MILLIONS ON TWO OF THE WORLD'S MOST PROMINENT SCREENS
Introducing The Sino x Niio Illumination Art Prizes 2018/9 Winners
We’re delighted to present the results of the The Sino x Niio Illumination Art Prizes. The art competition brought together new, compelling artworks from across the globe, rich in styles and concepts, pushing boundaries and rendering works that both recognize the future and honor the past.
For this open call we received 157 digital artworks by new media artists and art students from 39 countries in the following themes:
Category 1 - Theme: Artistic Blessing - Festive, Celebration for Christmas.
Category 2 - Theme: New Life - Spring, Blossom for the Chinese New Year.
We’d like to extend a gracious thank you to all participants for their effort and creativity. Thank you for being part of this important initiative to expose diverse art from around the world to wide audiences in public spaces. A special thanks to our respected Jury for the detailed and thoughtful selection process.
Congratulations to the winners of The Sino x Niio Illumination Art Prizes 2018/9!
The winning artwork was created by Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts for the Theme of “Artistic Blessing”.
Category 1 - Artistic Blessing
Winner: Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts
Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts
"OneOne invokes a sense of ancient culture, an archetype being unearthed through real-world experience that is timeless and contemporary. This resonates with natural elements: stone, water, wind, and sunlight. In Te Reo Maori the title means soil, sand or earth which is appropriate because the source of the inspiration for the work is New Zealand landscape. In particular this references a North Otago river where extraordinary hollow rattle-stones can be found. They are rare, and have been formed over millions of years. Near to this site is a place called the Valley of the Whales, named because there are fossils of Cetaceans in the rock, both whale and dolphin. Ancient connections, and we know that all those years ago, this place which is now very much inland, was once under water ocean. OneOne explores human existence as part of eternal cycles. It suggests ritual where echoes of the past resonate in a universal view of the present" Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts
Second place: Hermes Mangialardo
"as soon as I saw the projection surface, and the river below I imagined 2 hands coming out of the water, and moving the scenes as if they were on 2 huge tablets, thus creating a strong three-dimensional component for those who see the projection from far"
Runner up: Ran Slavin
The city sparkles in a mysterious mesmerizing futurist promise, between the present, past and future, science fiction and zen, suspended in this moment in time. The city as body, its molecular veins - light conveying information, forever on the move in a changing and morphing cycle.
Runner up: Anne Spalter
In a celebration of the old year turning into a new one, this video turns and folds and re-emerges from itself. It is a festival of lights filling the sky and exploding with waves and stars in a continuous visual revelation.
Runner up: ruestungsschmie.de
TEMPLE > STAR > GEOMETRY
This collage is using all flags of the worlds countries to create a colorful pattern which welcomes all people of all nations in the new year. everyone is included, and everyone can find a piece of his identity in this work. in contrast to our usual working pattern, which is almost always reduced in its color palette, we want to cheer up viewers, underline up the diversity of the world and bring even more color to hong kong daily life. Enjoy!
About Sino Group
Sino Group is one of the leading property developers in Hong Kong with core business in developing residential, office, industrial and retail properties for sale and investment. The Group is also a major player in hotel investment and management, club management,
property management, car park operations as well as environmental and security services.
We employ more than 10,000 committed staff members, who share the mission of creating
better lifescapes by delivering quality products and services while upholding integrity and
Dedicated to promoting arts and culture to enrich lifescapes, Sino Group initiated ‘Sino Art’
in 2006 as one of the four key pillars of the Group’s corporate social responsibility efforts,
alongside Sino Care, Sino Green and Sino Heritage. Sino Art seeks to make arts and culture
accessible to all. In addition to supporting arts and design events, we curate events and
partner with cultural organisations to promote arts, and provide local and international artists
with a platform to showcase their works at the Group’s properties. We extend our reach and
bring arts to the community through the launch of ‘Sino Art in Community’ in 2013.
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