Cao Fei, Walid Raad Among Artists Shortlisted for Hugo Boss Prize

hugobossprize.jpgIt’s time to brush up on our pronounciation of “Apichatpong Weerasethakul,” because the Thai filmmaker is among the six artists shortlisted for the 2010 Hugo Boss Prize. Administered by the Guggenheim Foundation, the $100,000 prize is awarded every other year to an artist who has made an important contribution to contemporary art. Past winners include Emily Jacir, Matthew Barney, and Pierre Huyghe. The finalists for the prize’s eighth incarnation are Weerasethakul, Cao Fei, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Roman Ondák, and Walid Raad. The winner will be selected by a jury chaired by Guggenheim curator Nancy Spector and announced next fall. In addition to a cool tetrahedral trophy that resembles the coveted Triforce from The Legend of Zelda, the winning artist also gets a show at New York’s Guggenheim Museum in 2011.

Previously on UnBeige:

  • Emily Jacir Wins $100K Hugo Boss Prize