The shortlist has now been announced for the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize. The biennial award was established in 1996 to recognise significant achievement in contemporary art. Two Londoners have been nominated this year including Steve McQueen who is also tipped to win an Oscar at this years Academy Awards.
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.
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) Steve McQueen (b. 1969, London) Charline von Heyl (b. 1960, Mainz, Germany)
“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 six 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.
“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.”
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.
Photo: Paul Chan Courtesy Hugo Boss Art Prize