Guggenheim Announces Short List for THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Primitive, 2009

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and HUGO BOSS AG have announced the short list for THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010. Established in 1996 to recognize significant achievement in contemporary art, this biennial award is administered by the foundation and juried by an international panel of museum directors, curators, and critics. The finalists for the eighth presentation of the prize are Cao Fei, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Roman Ondák, Walid Raad, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Given to an artist whose work represents a significant development in contemporary art, THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE sets no restrictions in terms of age, gender, race, nationality, or medium, and the nominations may include emerging artists as well as established individuals whose public recognition may be long overdue. Previous winners include Matthew Barney (1996), Douglas Gordon (1998), Marjetica Potrč (2000), Pierre Huyghe (2002), Rirkrit Tiravanija (2004), Tacita Dean (2006), and Emily Jacir (2008). The 2010 prize carries with it an award of $100,000.

The jury for the 2010 prize is chaired by Nancy Spector, Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and the jurors are Udo Kittelmann, Director, Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator of Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Yasmil Raymond, Curator, Dia Art Foundation, New York; Joan Young, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; and Tirdad Zolghadr, independent writer and curator.

The prizewinner will be selected and announced in fall 2010, and the artist’s work will be presented in an exhibition in 2011 at the Guggenheim Museum.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Primitive, 2009. Seven-channel video installation. Courtesy Kick the Machine Films. Photo: Chaisiri Jiwarangsan