Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai) and Hugo Boss are delighted to announce the finalist artists for the third edition of the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award for Emerging Asian Artists today. After much deliberation by the jury members, the finalist artists of Hugo Boss Asia Art 2017 are: Li Ming (China); Tao Hui (China); Yu Ji (China); and Robert Zhao Renhui (Singapore).
Since its establishment in 2013, the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award has become a well-respected contemporary art award in Asia. It continuously reflects on current topics and explores the future of art in Greater China and Southeast Asia. “The Hugo Boss Asia Art Award is a wonderful element in our Arts Sponsorship program. We are very happy to offer this platform to young talents for the third time, especially in such an important cultural context as Asia,” says Dr. Hjördis Kettenbach, Head of Cultural Affairs, Hugo Boss AG.
A group exhibition showcasing works of the four finalist artists will be shown at Rockbund Art Museum from Oct 27, 2017 to Jan 7, 2018, presenting newly commissioned works as well as existing works by the finalists. The winner of the Award will be announced in November; the Award carries a stipend of RMB 300 000.