Finalists Announced for Hugo Boss Prize 2014


Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, and Claus-Dietrich Lahrs, Chairman and CEO, HUGO BOSS AG, today announced the finalists for the Hugo Boss Prize 2014. The biennial award was established in 1996 to recognize significant achievement in contemporary art.

*The following artists are finalists for the Hugo Boss Prize 2014:

  • Paul Chan (b. 1973, Hong Kong)
  • Sheela Gowda (b. 1957, Bhadravati, India)
  • Camille Henrot (b. 1978, Paris)
  • Hassan Khan (b. 1975, London)
  • Charline von Heyl (b. 1960, Mainz, Germany)

“On behalf of the jury, we are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize,” said Mr. Armstrong. “The prize is firmly established as one of the art world’s most resonant accolades, honoring contemporary practices of enduring power and influence. I’m delighted that the Guggenheim and HUGO BOSS are presenting the tenth iteration of this biennial award.”

The prize is administered by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and carries an award of $100,000. A publication featuring the work of the six finalists with accompanying essays will be published in summer 2014. The winner will be selected and announced in fall 2014, followed by an exhibition of the artist’s work to be presented in 2015 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

“We feel privileged that together with the Guggenheim Foundation the Hugo Boss Prize has honored so many talented artists over almost two decades and revealed the importance of their work to a broader public,” said Mr. Lahrs. “We sincerely congratulate the five short-listed candidates on their nomination and are looking forward to the award ceremony in the fall of 2014.”

The Hugo Boss Prize sets no restrictions in terms of age, gender, nationality, or medium, and the nominations may include emerging artists as well as more established individuals whose public recognition may be long overdue. It is juried by an international panel of distinguished museum directors, curators, and critics. The 2014 jury is chaired by Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. The jurors are Katherine Brinson, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Doryun Chong, Chief Curator, M+, Hong Kong; Tim Griffin, Executive Director and Chief Curator, The Kitchen, New York; Polly Staple, Director, Chisenhale Gallery, London; and Ari Wiseman, Deputy Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

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* Artist Steve McQueen, a finalist for the Hugo Boss Prize 2014 has withdrawn his candidacy from consideration by the jury. In light of his current commitments and his responsibilities in promoting Twelve Years A Slave, recently nominated for several Golden Globe Awards, Mr. McQueen will be unable to fulfill the requirements of the selection process. These requirements include a major contribution to the Hugo Boss Prize 2014 catalogue and a potential exhibition.


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