December 14 | Finalists announced for the Guggenheim’s 2018 Hugo Boss Prize
The Hugo Boss Prize — one of the most prestigious around — has revealed its shortlist. Who is your favorite to win? In other news, details of the next Venice Biennale begin to crop up, and the Whitney Biennial announces a curatorial duo for its 2019 edition.
Six finalists shortlisted for the Guggenheim’s highly coveted 2018 Hugo Boss Prize
Who will follow in the footsteps of 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), Danh Vō (2012), Paul Chan (2014) and Anicka Yi (2016)?
The six finalists for the 2018 edition of the Hugo Boss Prize, organised by the Guggenheim Museum, have been announced: Bouchra Khalili (1975, Casablanca), Simone Leigh (1967, Chicago), Teresa Margolles (1963, Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico), Emeka Ogboh (1977, Enugu, Nigeria), Frances Stark (1967, Newport Beach, California) and Wu Tsang (1982, Worcester Massachusetts) will have to wait until next fall to find out whether they have been awarded the coveted prize, which comes with a solo show in the heart of the New York institution in 2019, and a check for $100,000. More detail via ARTnews.
Teresa Margolles, La Huella (2015), (Video, Sound, Color, 12.41 min) — © Mor Charpentier
Venice Biennale 2019 | Inuits in the Canadian pavilion
Although perhaps a triviality to you, it means a great deal to them. For the first time, artists of the Canadian Inuit community will have the honour of representing their country in Venice. The National Gallery of Canada announced on December 13 that it has selected the group Isuma, led by Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, for the 58th Venice Biennale.
“Isuma” means “to think”, or a state of reflection. Through the medium of video, the group, founded in the 90s, aims to “preserve the Inuit culture and language, and present their stories to both Inuit and non-Inuit audiences from around the world”. During the 2017 edition, the country was represented by the artist Geoffrey Farmer. Read more via the National Post.
Left to right, Norman Cohn, Pauloosie Qulitalik, Lizzie Qulitalik, Mary Qulitalik, Rachel Uyarashuk, Jonah Uyarashuk, Zacharias Kunuk, on the set of Nunaqpa (Going Inland), 1990.
Two women at the helm of the next Whitney Biennial
Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley, part of the curatorial team of The Whitney Museum, will take charge of the next Whitney Biennial, scheduled for May 2019. They succeed Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks.
Scott Rothkopf, joint program director and chief curator of the museum, has stated that the new co-curators “are passionate about emerging artists, whilst their more academic projects have demonstrated their will to bring history to life in the present”. Jane Panetta recently organised the solo shows of Willa Nasatir and Njideka Akunyili Crosby. For her part, Rujeko Hockley joined the museum’s team as an assistant curator in March 2017, after having held the same position at The Brooklyn Museum. More via ArtForum.
Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta. Photo: Scott Rudd