The goal of the book is to offer a platform for included artists to reach a wider audience and gain international exposure and critical reception. For the purpose of consideration, ‘sculpture’ refers to any artwork predominantly defined – but not limited by – its three-dimensionality made by carving, modelling, casting or constructing; or any artwork including installation, site-specificity, and which may also include some two-dimensional work, temporal/video-based work, sound-based and/or performance work. The 100 artists selected for inclusion were chosen by a jury of professionals in the field of sculpture, through a combination of online open-call submissions, as well as juror recommendation. 100 PAINTERS OF TOMORROW included 53 men and 47 women from 37 countries.
The jurors are Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator at the Hammer Museum; Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Jiang Jiehong, Professor of Chinese Art at Birmingham School of Art; Francesca Gavin, freelance writer, curator and editor whose credits include Dazed & Confused, Vogue, and Elle; David Huber, critic, editor, and frequent contributor to Artforum; Natalie King, curator and Senior Research Fellow at the Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne; Stefan Simchowitz, art collector, curator and advisor