2010 Hugo Boss Prize, Finalists Announced on New York Times

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“Cosplayers” (2004), an 8min video by Cao Fei, one of the six artists who are finalists for the 2010 Hugo Boss Prize. Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou/Beijing, and Lombard-Freid Project, New York

“Finalists Announced for 2010 Hugo Boss Prize”
By CAROL VOGEL. Published: October 8, 2009, New York Times

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has chosen the six finalists for its 2010 Hugo Boss Prize. The $100,000 award, given every two years and named for the German men’s wear company that sponsors it, goes to an individual who has made an important contribution to contemporary art.

Unlike many art prizes, this one has no restrictions on age or nationality, so the finalists are often a mix of international figures, and that is true this year. “That there are artists from the Middle East and Asia reflects how we continue to learn more and more about art around the world,” said Nancy Spector, chief curator of the foundation and chairwoman of the six-person jury that will select the winner.

This year’s list, which was announced on Thursday evening, is an eclectic one that leans heavily toward conceptual and performance artists. It includes no painters. These are the finalists:

Cao Fei, 31, a Beijing artist whose work has been shown in many biennials. Ms. Fei explores the rapid evolution of Chinese society and cultural trends in her photographs, videos and new-media work.

Hans-Peter Feldmann, 68, a German artist living in Düsseldorf who appropriates everyday images for his carefully conceived installations. At a show at the International Center of Photography last year, he filled a room with the framed front pages of 100 newspapers — from Paris, Dubai, Sydney, Seoul, New York and elsewhere — printed on Sept. 12, 2001.

Natascha Sadr Haghighian, a conceptual artist in Berlin. (She refuses to give her age.) Her works have included video, performance, computer and sound pieces. A recent one, “Cut,” involved projections of moving razor blades that seemed to be slicing the gallery walls.

Roman Ondak, 43, a Slovakian artist who lives and works in the capital, Bratislava, where he stages performances and installations. His work in his country’s pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale involved an indoor environment that reproduced the greenery, bushes, paths and trees between other exhibition pavilions. Mr. Ondak also created “Measuring the Universe,” at the Museum of Modern Art, an exhibition that closed last month, in which visitors’ heights, first names and the date of the measurement were recorded on the gallery walls.

Walid Raad, 42, a Lebanese conceptual artist who lives and works in Beirut and New York. Last year, in a multimedia project at the International Center of Photography, he depicted the Lebanese civil war of the 1980s in graphic detail, through the voices of people who never existed, using details he invented. He has also created a video purporting to show sunsets supposedly recorded by a Lebanese surveillance-camera operator.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 39, a Thai filmmaker who takes politics and relationships as his subjects. His work was shown at the 2008 Carnegie International, where he won the inaugural Fine Prize for outstanding emerging artist.

The Hugo Boss Prize winner will be announced in the fall of 2010 and will also receive a solo show in 2011 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Hugo Boss Prize -- From Wikipedia:

The Hugo Boss Prize is awarded every other year to an artist (or group of artists) working in any medium, anywhere in the world. The prize is administered by the Guggenheim Museum and sponsored by the Hugo Boss clothing company. It carries with it a cash award of US$100,000 and a tetrahedral trophy. A jury of curators, critics and scholars is responsible for the selection of the artists. They nominate six or seven artists for the short list; several months later, they choose the winner of the prize. In 1996 and 1998, the nominated artists exhibited their work at the now-defunct Guggenheim Soho; since 2000, only the winning artist has shown his or her work.

History of the Hugo Boss Prize:

The first Hugo Boss Prize was awarded to Matthew Barney, an American filmmaker and sculptor.
Other nominees were:
Laurie Anderson (United States)
Janine Antoni (United States)
Cai Guo-Qiang (China)
Stan Douglas (Canada)
Yasumasa Morimura (Japan)

Douglas Gordon, a Scottish video artist, won the second Hugo Boss prize.
Other nominees were:
Huang Yong Ping (China)
William Kentridge (South Africa)
Lee Bul (South Korea)
Pipilotti Rist (Switzerland)
Lorna Simpson (United States)

The third Hugo Boss Prize went to Marjetica Potrč, a Slovenian artist, architect and urban theorist working in sculpture and photography. She was the first woman to win the prize, and the only woman until Tacita Dean in 2006.
Other nominees were:
Vito Acconci (United States)
Maurizio Cattelan (Italy)
Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset (Denmark and Norway)
Tom Friedman (United States)
Barry Le Va (United States)
Tunga (Brazil)

Pierre Huyghe, a French artist who works in multiple media, won the fourth Hugo Boss Prize.
Other nominees were:
Francis Alÿs (Mexico)
Ólafur Elíasson (Denmark)
Hachiya Kazuhiko (Japan)
Koo Jeong-a (South Korea)
Anri Sala (Albania)

The fifth Hugo Boss Prize was awarded to Rirkrit Tiravanija, a Thai artist born in Buenos Aires who now works in New York, Berlin and Bangkok.
Other nominees were:
Franz Ackermann (Germany)
Rivane Neuenschwander (Brazil)
Jeroen de Rijke and Willem de Rooij (The Netherlands)
Simon Starling (United Kingdom)
Yang Fudong (China)

The sixth Hugo Boss Prize was awarded to British Tacita Dean.
Other nominees were:
Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla (US and Puerto Rico)
John Bock (Germany)
Damián Ortega (Mexico)
Aïda Ruilova (US)
Tino Sehgal (Germany)

The seventh Hugo Boss Prize was awarded to Palestinian Emily Jacir.
Other nominees were:
Christoph Büchel
Patty Chang
Sam Durant
Joachim Koester
Roman Signer
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