Guggenheim Announces Short List for the Hugo Boss Prize 2014

Guggenheim Announces Short List for the Hugo Boss Prize 2014

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(NEW YORK, NY – December 23, 2013) — 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.

History of the Prize
This year marks the tenth presentation of the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum. Since 1996, the prize has been awarded to Matthew Barney (1996), Douglas Gordon (1998), Marjetica Potrč (2000), Pierre Huyghe (2002), Rirkrit Tiravanija (2004), Tacita Dean (2006), Emily Jacir (2008), Hans-Peter Feldmann (2010); and Danh Vo (2012). Previous finalists have included Laurie Anderson, Janine Antoni, Cai Guo-Qiang, Stan Douglas, and Yasumasa Morimura in 1996; Huang Yong Ping, William Kentridge, Lee Bul, Pipilotti Rist, and Lorna Simpson in 1998; Vito Acconci, Maurizio Cattelan, Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, Tom Friedman, Barry Le Va, and Tunga in 2000; Francis Alÿs, Olafur Eliasson, Hachiya Kazuhiko, Koo Jeong-a, and Anri Sala in 2002; Franz Ackermann, Rivane Neuenschwander, Jeroen de Rijke and Willem de Rooij, Simon Starling, and Yang Fudong in 2004; Allora & Calzadilla, John Bock, Damián Ortega, Aïda Ruilova, and Tino Sehgal in 2006; Christoph Büchel, Patty Chang, Sam Durant, Joachim Koester, and Roman Signer in 2008; Cao Fei, Roman Ondák, Walid Raad, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul in 2010; and Trisha Donnelly, Rashid Johnson, Qiu Zhijie, Monika Sosnowska, and Tris Vonna Michell, in 2012.

Arts sponsorship has a long tradition at HUGO BOSS. Since 1995, the company has been providing support to both established and upcoming artists in a variety of ways. Above all, the collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum has made it possible to organize numerous special exhibitions featuring major artists – ranging from Matthew Barney, Georg Baselitz, and Ross Bleckner to Francesco Clemente, Ellsworth Kelly, and James Rosenquist. For more information on the Hugo Boss Prize, visit

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December 13, 2013 (updated December 23, 2013)

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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.

The Hugo Boss Prize 2014 Short List

Paul Chan (b. 1973, Hong Kong) lives and works in New York. Chan’s multivalent practice ranges across documentary videos, animated projections, charcoal drawings, conceptual typefaces, GIFS, and community-based performance projects. He is also the founder of Badlands Unlimited, an experimental publishing house that disrupts the conventions of printed and digital matter.

Chan’s work will be featured in an upcoming solo presentation at the Schaulager, Basel (2014). Other solo exhibitions of Chan’s work have been presented at the Renaissance Society, University of Chicago (2009); New Museum, New York (2008); Serpentine Gallery, London (2007); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2007); Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm (2006); Portikus, Frankfurt (2006); Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (2006); Blanton Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Texas, Austin (2006); UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2005); and Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2005). Chan also worked as creative director for Waiting for Godot in New Orleans: A Play in Two Acts, a Project in Three Parts, produced with the Classical Theatre of Harlem, presented by Creative Time, 9th Ward, New Orleans (2008). Chan’s work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions including Documenta 13, Kassel (2012); Seeing is Believing, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2011); I Am Still Alive : Politics and Everyday Life in Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011); Found in Translation, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2011); Haunted, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2010); HEAVEN, 2nd Athens Biennale (2009); Making Worlds, 53rd Venice Biennale (2009); The Quick and the Dead, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2009); Yokohama Triennial (2008); 16th Sydney Biennial (2008); 10th International Istanbul Biennial (2007); 2nd International Biennial of Seville (2006); Whitney Biennial, New York (2006); Greater New York, MoMA P.S.1 (2005); 8th Lyon Contemporary Art Biennial (2005); Guangzhou Triennial (2005); and Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (2004).

Sheela Gowda (b. 1957, Bhadravati, India) lives and works in Bangalore. In addition to painting and photography, Gowda’s process-oriented practice incorporates unconventional mediums such as hair, thread, incense, cow dung, spices, and oil drums. With these evocative materials, the artist creates installations that conjure the psychic complexities of her socio-political environment.

Gowda has had solo exhibitions at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2013); Iniva, London (2011); Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo (2010); Museum Gouda, Netherlands (2008); Bose Pacia Gallery, New York (2006); GALLERYSKE, Bangalore (2004, 2008, and 2011); Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai (1993); Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore (1987 and 1993); and Gallery 7, Mumbai (1989). Her group exhibitions include Lasting Images, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2013); Garden of Learning, Busan Biennial (2012); Paris-Delhi-Bombay, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2011); Provisions, Sharjah Biennial (2009); Making Worlds, Venice Biennale (2009); Thessaloniki Biennial (2009); Indian Highway, Serpentine Gallery, London (2008), traveled to Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2009), HEART, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2010), Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon (2011), MAXXI—National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome (2011), and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2012); Documenta 12, Kassel (2007); How Latitudes Become Form, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2003), traveled to Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Turin, Italy (2003), Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2004), and Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City (2004).

Camille Henrot (b. 1978, Paris) lives and works in Paris and New York. Henrot’s research-based practice mines archival troves to explore such wide-ranging systems of knowledge as anthropology, ethnography, and the history of technology. Often forged from layered video and sculptural elements, Henrot’s works subvert and expand entrenched narratives.

Upcoming solo exhibitions will be held at the New Museum, New York; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville; and Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin in 2014. Henrot’s work has been featured in solo presentations at the New Orleans Museum of Art (2013); Slought Foundation, Philadelphia (2013); Prix Marcel Duchamp, FIAC, Cour Carrée, Musée du Louvre, Paris (2010); Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris (2010); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007); Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris (2005); and Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2005). Henrot has been included in several group exhibitions, such as The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale (2013); Une brève histoire de l’humanité, Musée du Louvre, Paris (2013); Inventer le monde, Benin Biennial 2012; Benin Biennial, Porto-Novo (2012); A Disagreable Object, Sculpture Center, New York (2012); L’artiste en ethnographe, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2012); Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo Triennial, Paris (2012); French Window, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2011); Le musée monde, Musée du Louvre, Paris (2011); Dynasty, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2010); Entre-Temps, l’artiste narrateur, Paço das Artes, São Paulo (2009); It's not only rock n’ roll, baby, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (2008); and I still believe in miracles, dessins sans papier I, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2005).

Hassan Khan (b. 1975, London) lives and works in Cairo. In his interdisciplinary practice, Khan draws on both personal sources and pervasive cultural tropes to create freighted objects and actions. An interest in communication, language, and gesture is evident in his works, which are woven with absorbing yet elusive narrative threads.

Recent solo exhibitions of Khan’s work have been held at Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam (2013); SALT, Istanbul (2012); Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp (2011); Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris (2011); CCA Kitakyushu, Japan (2011); Queens Museum of Art, New York (2011); and Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland (2010). Khan’s work has been included in group exhibitions including Unrest of Form: Imagining the Political Subject, Secession, Vienna (2013); Documenta 13, Kassel (2012); Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo Triennial, Paris (2012); The Ungovernables, New Museum Triennial, New York (2012); Image in the Aftermath, Beirut Art Center (2011); Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain (2010); Home Works 5, Beirut, Lebanon (2010); Live Cinema/In the Round: Contemporary Art from The East Mediterranean, Philadelphia Museum of Art (2010); The Malady of Writing, The Museu d’Art Contemporani De Barcelona (2009); A Proposal for Articulating Works and Places, Arts in Marrakech International Biennial, Morocco (2009); Yokohama Triennial (2008); Gwangju Biennial (2008); PhotoCairo4: The Long Shortcut, Cairo, Egypt (2008); Thessaloniki Biennial (2007); Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie, Gasworks, London (2006), traveled to Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm (2008), and Arnolfini Bristol (2009); Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (2008); Zones of Contact, Sydney Biennial (2006); 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Seville (2006); The Pantagruel Syndrome, T1: Turin Triennal Three Museums, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin; GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2005); Poetic Justice, 8th Istanbul Biennial (2003); and Haunted by Detail, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam (2002).

Charline von Heyl (b. 1960, Mainz, Germany) lives and works in New York. Von Heyl’s potent canvases and collage-based works on paper incorporate diverse materials and techniques to conduct an unflinching exploration of painterly abstraction. Her practice eschews a signature style in pursuit of a unique pictorial tension for each work.

Solo exhibitions of von Heyl’s work have been held at Tate Liverpool (2012); Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany (2012); Bonner Kunstverein, Germany (2012); Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2012); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2011); Le Consortium, Dijon (2009); Ice Plant, Marfa, Texas (2008); Dallas Museum of Art (2005); Vienna Secession (2005); and Künstlerhuas Bethanien, Berlin (1997). Her work has also been presented in group exhibitions including Abstract Generation: Now in Print, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); Phantom Limb: Approaches to Painting Today, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2012); Time Again, Sculpture Center, New York (2011); Immaterial, Ballroom Marfa, Texas (2010); Modern Modern, Chelsea Art Museum, New York (2009); Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009); Oranges and Sardines: Conversations on Abstract Painting with Mark Grotjahn, Wade Guyton, Mary Heilmann, Amy Sillman, Charline von Heyl, and Christopher Wool, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2008); Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2006), traveled to Power Plant, Toronto (2006), Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (2007), and Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2007); Musterkarte, Modelos de Pintura en Alemania, Goethe-Institut International, Madrid (2001); 1999 Das XX Century, INIT Kunsthalle Berlin (1999); and Grafica 1, Innsbruck, Austria (1993).


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