Metzingen/New York, November 21, 2014 - Yesterday evening the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and HUGO BOSS announced Paul Chan as the recipient of the HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2014. The festive award ceremony took place at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The international jury comprised of museum curators and directors selected the New York based artist Paul Chan, known for using myriad artistic practices, as this year’s winner. His work will be showcased in a solo exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in the spring of 2015. The other artists nominated by the jury were Sheela Gowda (India), Camille Henrot (France), Charline von Heyl (Germany) and Hassan Khan (Great Britain).
“The long and successful story of the HUGO BOSS PRIZE bears testimony to the continuity of our arts sponsorship program,” explained Dr. Hjoerdis Kettenbach, Head of Cultural Affairs at HUGO BOSS. “We would like to extend our congratulations to the winner and express our gratitude to the jury and the Guggenheim Museum for their dedication and cooperation. We are already looking forward to Paul Chan’s solo exhibition this coming spring."
Initiated in 1996, the prize is awarded every two years to artists whose oeuvre has constituted a significant contribution to the evolution of the contemporary visual arts. Carrying a stipend of USD 100,000, the award is administered by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.
Since its establishment, the award has gone to Matthew Barney, USA (1996), Douglas Gordon, Scotland (1998), Marjetica Potrč, Slovenia (2000), Pierre Huyghe, France (2002), Rirkrit Tiravanija, Thailand (2004), Tacita Dean, Great Britain (2006), Emily Jacir, Palestine (2008), Hans-Peter Feldmann, Germany (2010) and Danh Vo, Denmark (2012).
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