News: GUAN Xiao at 2015 HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award Group Exhibition, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai

Shanghai/Metzingen, June 25, 2015 – Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) and HUGO BOSS are delighted to announce the six shortlisted artists for the second edition of the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award for Emerging Asian Artists today. The six artists selected in recognition of their artistic practice are; Guan Xiao (China), Huang Po-Chih (Taiwan), Moe Satt (Myanmar), Maria Taniguchi (Philippines), Vandy Rattana (Cambodia), and Yang Xinguang (China). The second edition of the Award returns with a focus on Greater China but also encompassing exciting artists from Southeast Asia, highlighting the rich possibilities for cultural exchange and dialogue across the regions included.

As part of the HUGO BOSS arts programme, the biannual Award aims to honour emerging contemporary artists who are in the early stages of their artistic creation and exhibition practices. “The HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award is an important element in our Arts Sponsorship program. We are very happy to offer this platform to young talents for the second time, especially in such an important cultural context as Asia”, says Dr. Hjördis Kettenbach, Head of Cultural Affairs, HUGO BOSS AG. In the second edition of HUGO BOSS ASIA ART, more in-depth research was conducted on artists from over ten countries in Asia. The six shortlisted artists were selected to participate in the upcoming HUGO BOSS ASIA ART group exhibition, conceived and curated by RAM. The exhibition will be shown from 30 October 2015 to 3 January 2016, with newly commissioned artworks to be created and unveiled specifically for the Award. The winner of the Award will be announced in November, and be chosen based on the exhibition, receiving a stipend of ¥300,000 to further develop the artist’s practice.