HUGO BOSS ASIA ART 2015 shortlist announced
Rockbund Art Museum
No.20 Huqiu Road
Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) and HUGO BOSS are delighted to announce the six shortlisted artists for the second edition of the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART: Award for Emerging Asian Artists. The six artists selected in recognition of their artistic practice are: Guan Xiao (b.1983, China), Huang Po-Chih (b.1980, Taiwan), Moe Satt (b.1983, Myanmar), Maria Taniguchi (b.1981, Philippines), Vandy Rattana (b.1980, Cambodia), and Yang Xinguang (b.1980, China). The second edition oftheAward returns with a focus on Greater China but also encompassing exciting artists from Southeast Asia, highlighting the rich possibilities for cultural exchange and dialogue across the regions included.
As part of the HUGO BOSS arts programme, the biannual Award aims to honour emerging contemporary artists who are in the early stages of their artistic creation and exhibition practices. In the second edition of HUGO BOSS ASIA ART, more in-depth research was conducted on artists from over ten countries in Asia. The six shortlisted artists were selected to participate in the upcoming HUGO BOSS ASIA ART group exhibition, conceived and curated by RAM. The exhibition will be shown from 30 October 2015 to 3 January 2016, with newly commissioned artworks to be created and unveiled specifically for the Award. The winner of the Award will be announced in November, and will be chosen based on the exhibition, receiving a stipend of 300,000 CNY to further develop the artist’s practice.
As a defining component of each edition of HUGO BOSS ASIA ART, a jury is in charge of nominating and selecting the shortlisted artists and the final winner. The 2015 HUGO BOSS ASIA ART jury is chaired by Larys Frogier, Director of Rockbund Art Museum, and consists of: Alexandra Munroe PhD, Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Hou Hanru, curator and critic, Artistic Director of MAXXI, Rome; Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Founder and President of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Singapore; Yuko Hasegawa, Chief Curator of Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), and Curator of 11th Sharjah Biennale; Arlette Quỳnh-Anh Trần, curator and writer based in Vietnam; Amy Cheng, independent curator based in Taipei; Doryun Chong, Chief Curator at M+ Hong Kong; Duan Jianyu, artist based in Guangzhou; Heman Chong, artist, curator and writer based in Singapore; Karen Smith, Executive Director of OCAT Xi’an, based in Shanghai; Li Qi, Senior Curator at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, and Robin Peckham, curator and editor based in Hong Kong and Beijing.
Envisioned as an integral part of the Award, this edition will also present rich education programmes for the local and international publics. The programme activities will take place at RAM, as well as in the home cities of the shortlisted artists in Southeast Asia, from August 2015 through June 2016. These programmes continue to look into the region from diverse approaches, disciplines and subjects through leading thinkers and practitioners, with a special focus on the challenges in and between Greater China and Southeast Asia in contemporary art. The programme activities will take place at RAM, as well as in the home cities of the shortlisted artists in Southeast Asia, from August 2015 through June 2016. A publication will be produced in 2016 to document the full contents of the programmes.