WUXIANG mountain tourism public earth art competition in LISHUI, NANJING city

“WU XIANG”, as known as “thinking without myself”,

expressing the variables of myself, and the word “myself” above,

covers human and any object which is temporary and varied. The theme of this competition is “Nonintervention”.

We hope artists abandon their subjectively and the process of thinking.

They are expected to create the artworks which will became a conversation

between artist and WUXIANG mountain with their intuition.


LISHUI, located at the cross of WU and CHU (WU and CHU are two historical countrys in ancient china). Now, LISHUI district is close to the urban area and nature. LISHUI is famous for the beauty of WUXIANG mountain which has bamboo forest, pine forest, lakes and reservoirs.

WUXIANG mountain is the fifth national forest park in NANJING, east to the eastern LU mountain and the source of QINHUAI river; west to the YANZHI river TIANSHENG bridge park; south to the FUJIABIAN modern agricultural technology park; north to the urban area. WUXIANG mountain is the best choice of sport and leisure for local citizens, meanwhile, it attract more than 0.5 million tourists every year.

There are not only the complete protection of countryside in WUXIANG mountain, but also the strongly support of the government. LISHUI government welcome more experts, artists, architects and amateurs to join this party of earth art, meanwhile, they try to make the WUXIANG mountain into a La La Land of earth art in China with this competition and more activities.

AIM challenge

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We invite you:Think about the abstractness and reality-meaning of contemporary art and Dhyana, which will stimulate thought and reflect the stamp of the age; Think about the relationship between human and the earth; Think about how to dig new value from countryside; Think about how to propagate local culture turning into internetional with the power of art. Let’s make the local culture of WUXIANG mountain into an infinite miracle by contemporary concepts and methods.



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Finalist (36) 10,000rmb

one winner in each site

(30 regular site and 6 optional site)

Winners have the opportunity to complete their artworks.


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Matthew • Jarratt

Director of creative consultancy MatthewJarratt.com advising business and organisations on commissioning artists and art


Takahiro Kaneshima

Executive Director-Elect, Art Fair Tokyo (assumes role on June 1, 2010). Director of FEC (Far East Contemporaries).


Tony • Brown

Professor at ecole des beaux arts Paris, France One of the first artists in the early 80s to produce cutting edge technologically oriented installation art


Sui jian guo

Professor and ex-chairman of the Department of Sculpture in Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing Contemporary Chinese artist


Zhao li

Founder of AMRC & Contemporary Art Document founder and director of Chinese Art Market Research Center researcher of Fine Art Collage of National Fine Art League


Sun qian

Art promoter / Curator Authorized promoter in China of Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (Japan) Originator of China Art Triennale Project


Li xiao shan

Professor of Nanjing University of the Arts Director of Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Art (AMNUA)


Word files (download from wedsite):

Application form (artist information; artwork name、brief、size and materials)

Image files (each files is less than 10mb):

Ideas of work (drafts and thinkings, making schedule and budget plan are excepted)

size A3, no less than 1

Renderings and photos of work, size A3, no less than 2.

The Copyright of Submissions

Please read the following before you submit your work: Designer must promise that the work is original and has not been published in any newspaper, magazine, on the Internet or other media.


All the works submitted for selection will not be returned. All rights of submitted works - such as copyright, property right and the right of use etc. - belong to AIM Competition Committee. Matters not mentioned in these regulations will be decided by the organizer.


1. Competition handbook

2. Application form (artist information; artwork name、brief、size and materials)

3. Site information and photos



  • Q: Is there a cost to enter this competition?

    A: There are no registration fees. Participation is free.

  • Q: What is the deadline based on? Beijing time or U.S. Eastern time?

    A: Beijing time. But we can make it EST if you REALLY want another 12 extra hours to work on it.

  • Q: Language requirement on the entry?

    A: Chinese and English bilingual or English only.

  • Q: Is team entry allowed? Limit on the number of team members?

    A: Team entry is allowed. No limit on the size of the team. But the amount of award is fixed for each winning entry. So optimize your own team size.

  • Q: Any qualification for participants?

    A: No qualification requirement or age limit. All species from all universes are welcome to participate.