HUGO BOSS ASIA ART 2019Oct 18, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019
- Rockbund Art Museum (20 Huqiu Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai)
- Chair of Jury:
- Larys Frogier
- Jury Member:
- Cao Fei, Patrick D. Flores, Gridthiya Gaweewong, Sunjung Kim, Carol Yinghua Lu
- Billy Tang
- Hao Jingban, Hsu Che-Yu, Eisa Jocson, Phan Thảo Nguyên
- HUGO BOSS, Rockbund Art Museum
(Mar 27, Hong Kong) The Rockbund Art Museum Shanghai (RAM) and HUGO BOSS are honored to launch the 2019 edition of the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award for Emerging Asian Artists. Continuing from the successful collaboration in previous editions, the Award will maintain its focus on emerging artists from Greater China and Southeast Asia, exploring in depth innovative breakthroughs in artistic language, practice, and experience. As one of the most recognized contemporary art awards in Asia, the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award for Emerging Asian Artists champions the diversity of emerging art in Asia on an aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural level, and moreover supports and promotes innovative artistic practices and thoughts, thereby offering artists further visibility.
This edition of the Award adheres to the nominating process set out in the last edition, with leading figures in the field of contemporary art in Asia invited to form diverse and inter-Asian committees of nominators and jurors; these include independent curators, internationally renowned artists, independent scholars, writers, as well as managers of cultural institutions. Following from the deliberations of the nominating committee, the finalist artists of the fourth edition of the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award are: Hao Jingban (China), Hsu Che-Yu (Taiwan), Eisa Jocson (Philippines) and Phan Thảo Nguyên (Vietnam).
Situated in their own historic and cultural contexts, the four artists have individually developed their own distinctive artistic practices and pioneering artistic languages. Larys Frogier, the Director of the Rockbund Art Museum and the Chair of the Jury for the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART says: “Thanks to the great expertise and open-mindedness of our jury members, the finalist artists brilliantly contribute to the qualitative diversity of contemporary art practices in Asia, revisiting the formats of performance and choreography to question social codes and gender identities, embracing video, painting and installation to remake historical and current narratives. While they engage local contexts in their artworks, it is to remake histories, to dig out philosophical, social, cultural and universal perspectives that are at the opposite of any form of regionalism and conservatism. With its fourth edition, HUGO BOSS ASIA ART has also built a solid network in South East Asia and Greater China in order to enrich mutual knowledge in favor of artistic and curatorial development.”
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About the Finalist Artists
Born in 1985 in Shanxi province, China, Hao Jingban currently lives and works in Beijing, China. Through a wide range of found footage, recordings, archival material, interviews and voiceovers, Hao engages with complex historical narratives and social movements by exploring the structures of experimental, documentary and essay film. Her solo exhibitions include New Directions: Hao Jingban (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2016) and Over-Romanticism (Taikang Space, Beijing, 2016). Group exhibitions and screenings include Hao Jingban: Beijing Ballroom (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA, 2018); Special Economic Zone (Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China, 2018); FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art (Cleveland, USA, 2018); Prospectif Cinéma: Performing Dramas I (Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2017); 11th Shanghai Biennale: Why Not Ask Again? (The Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China, 2016).
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Born in 1985, Hsu Che-Yu currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. He primarily creates animations, videos and installations that explore the relationship between media and memories. The artist is concerned with issues that go beyond not only with how historical events can be traced through media, but also the construction and visualization of memories, be they private or collective. His recent exhibitions include: Shanghai Biennale: Proregress (Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2018); London Design Biennale: Emotional States (Somerset House, London, 2018); Rencontres Internationales (Forum des Images/Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Paris/Berlin, 2018); International Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam, 2018); BANGKOK BIENNIAL: Cinema Taipei (Cho Why, Bangkok, 2018) ; EXiS, Experimental Film And Video Festiva, Digital Break (Sonje Art Center, Seoul, 2017); Time Test: International Video Art Research Exhibition (CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, 2016).
Members of the 2019 HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Jury
Larys Frogier, Director, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai and Chair of the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Jury
Cao Fei, Artist, Beijing
Patrick D. Flores, Art Historian, Curator and Artistic Director, Singapore Biennale, Manila
Gridthiya Gaweewong, Artistic Director, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok
Sunjung Kim, President, Gwangju Bienniale Foundation, Seoul
Carol Yinghua Lu, Director, Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing
Nominators of 2019 HUGO BOSS ASIA ART
Nikita Choi, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Times Museum, Guangzhou
Ade Darmawan, Artist and Curator, Jakarta
Inti Guerrero, Director, Belles Artes Project, Manila and Hong Kong
Hsu Fang-Tze, Independent Researcher and Curator, Taipei and Singapore
Hsieh Feng-Rong, Senior Curator, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai
Dinh Q. Lê, Artist, Ho Chi Minh City
Alvin Li, Contributing Editor, frieze, Shanghai
Seng Yujin, Senior Curator, The National Gallery Singapore, Singapore
Judha Su, Writer and Curator, Bangkok
Chantal Wong, Independent Curator, Hong Kong
About Rockbund Art Museum
For over nine years Rockbund Art Museum has been at the forefront of the growing contemporary art scene in China, presenting world-class programs in a unique museum setting. A boutique Museum of the utmost quality, RAM holds a unique position within Shanghai’s continually expanding cultural scene. The Museum is located within the Bund district and housed in an exquisite heritage Art Deco building, which was renovated by architect David Chipperfield before opening in 2010.
The museum’s exemplary curatorial, education and research programs showcase acclaimed and emerging Chinese and international artists, responding to and reflecting on present and urgent challenges of society locally and internationally. RAM presents a bold and pioneering program of three exhibitions and a special project “RAM HIGHLIGHT” per year, exploring and realizing artists’ most ambitious projects and working with them to tailor exhibitions to the Museum and to the Shanghai context, often with a large proportion of works being new commissions. RAM devises, produces and curates its program in-house, in conjunction with carefully selected international collaborations of the highest quality. For more information, please visit: www.rockbundartmuseum.org
HUGO BOSS Global Arts Program
Contemporary art is an integral part of the HUGO BOSS corporate culture. In conjunction with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum the Group established the HUGO BOSS PRIZE in 1996 which has evolved into an internationally renowned art award. The prize was complemented by the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award in 2013. HUGO BOSS has also supported numerous international exhibitions. To date, these have presented works by Ross Bleckner (1995), Georg Baselitz (1995 and 1996), Dennis Hopper (2001), James Rosenquist (2003), Olafur Eliasson (2005) and Josephine Meckseper (2007). In 2012, HUGO BOSS sponsored the solo exhibition of Jeff Koons at the Fondation Beyeler in Switzlerland. Since 2014, the Group has started a special partnership with the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, supporting exhibitions like “Konstantin Grcic Panorama” (2014), “The Bauhaus #itsalldesign” (2015/2016) and “An Eames Celebration” (2017).
About HUGO BOSS
The HUGO BOSS Group is one of the leading companies in the upper premium segment of the apparel market that focuses on the development and marketing of premium fashion and accessories for men and women. The product portfolio offers menswear, womenswear, as well as licensed fragrances, eyewear, watches, children‘s fashion, home textiles and writing instruments.
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