2014-11-12 |

The HUGO BOSS Prize 2014 at the Guggenheim Museum NYC

Guggenheim curators describe the HUGO BOSS Prize, which recognizes significant achievement in contemporary art.

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17.07.2014 | Arts


In November, the international jury will reveal the winner of the prestigious HUGO BOSS PRIZE. The excitement is mounting!

The five finalists have been selected already: Paul Chan, Sheela Gowda, Camille Henrot, Hassan Khan and Charline von Heyl. The winner, nominated by an expert jury consisting of museum curators and directors, can look forward to more than just the 100,000 U.S. dollar prize money: his or her work will be celebrated with a solo exhibition at the renowned Guggenheim Museum in New York.

The HUGO BOSS PRIZE, launched in 1996 together with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, honors international contemporary artists. It is now one of the art world's most recognized awards. The award ceremony takes place every two years and this year is celebrating its tenth iteration.

The five finalists of the HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2014:

Paul Chan (*1973 Hong Kong)
The New York-based artist focuses on a broad range of mediums including video art, animated projections and community-based performance projects as well as charcoal drawing.

Sheela Gowda (*1957 Bhadravati, India)
The Indian artist lives in Bangalore. Her work includes paintings as well as sculptures and installations, and she often uses unusual materials that are closely related to Indian culture, such as spices, or gold leaf.

Camille Henrot (*1978 Paris)
The French artist and filmmaker is based in Paris and New York. In her videos and animated films, she raises questions about the history of civilization and technology. Her contribution to the Venice Biennale was awarded with the Silver Lion.

Hassan Khan (*1975 London)
The Egyptian artist lives and works in Cairo. In his interdisciplinary work he focuses on historical and cultural issues. Communication, language and gesture play an important role.

Charline von Heyl (*1960 Mainz)
The German artist now lives and works in New York and Marfa, Texas. She works primarily in abstract paintings as well as works on paper and prints.


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