HUGO BOSS ASIA ART 2019Oct 18, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019
Building on the success of its bi-annual collaboration, Hugo Boss Foundation is delighted to continue its partnership with the Rockbund Art Museum to launch the 2019 edition of the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award for Emerging Asian Artists. The Award has been at the forefront in supporting contemporary Asian artists as a platform to offer visibility and critical discussion into their work. Since its inception, HUGO BOSS ASIA ART has worked with a growing network of collaborators spanning Greater China and Southeast Asia, helping the Award to become a vital meeting point for vital exchanges, breakthroughs, and facilitating new ways to contribute to the discourse of art practices in Asia. The shortlisted artists will be selected in collaboration with a jury panel of leading art figures across the region, a group exhibition will be curated by RAM Senior Curator Billy Tang, and this will together coincide with a program of education and research initiatives.
The Award has been at the forefront in supporting contemporary Asian artists by becoming a platform to offer more visibility and critical discussion into their work. To coincide with the Award and group exhibition, a series of discursive events will be held in collaboration with the network of both past and present contributors. The initiative has functioned as an important way to discover and exchange together, with a deep commitment towards new possibilities, breakthroughs, and facilitating new ways to contribute to the discourse here in Asia. Since its inception, HUGO BOSS ASIA ART has worked with a growing network of collaborators spanning Greater China and Southeast Asia, helping the Award to become a vital meeting point for possible exchanges and collaborations.
HUGO BOSS ASIA ART 2019 About Jury and Nominator
Larys Frogier, Director, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai and Chair of the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Jury
The members of the 2019 HUGO BOSS ASIA ART jury are:
Cao Fei, Internationally renowned artist, Beijing, China
Carol Yinghua Lu, Director, In-Between Museum, Beijing, China
Gridthiya Gaweewong, Artistic Director, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Patrick D. Flores, Art Historian and Curator, Singapore Biennale, Manila, Philippines
Sunjung Kim, President, Gwangju Bienniale Foundation, Seoul, Korea
Nominators of HUGO BOSS ASIA ART 2019:
Nikita Choi, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China
Ade Darmawan, Artist and curator, Jakarta, Indonesia
Inti Guerrero, Director at Belles Artes, Manila, Italy & Hong Kong, China
Hsu Fang-Tze, Independent researcher, Singapore & Taiwan, China
Hsieh Feng-Rong, Senior Curator, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Dinh Q Le, Artist, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Alvin Li, Associate Editor of Frieze, Shanghai, China
Seng Yujin, Senior Curator at Singapore National Museum, Singapore
Judha Su, Writer and curator, Bangkok, Thailand... Read More
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, focusing on upcoming Asian artists.
HUGO BOSS has also been supported numerous international exhibitions of contemporary art. 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 very first solo exhibition of Jeff Koons. 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) and in 2015/2016 “The Bauhaus #itsalldesign.”
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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