News - 2010
Hans-Peter Feldmann wins major art prize
9 November, 2010
(NEW YORK, NY) - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and HUGO BOSS AG has announced that German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann has been named the winner of THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010. Feldmann is the eighth artist to win the biennial honor, which was established in 1996 to recognize significant achievement in contemporary art. The prize carries an award of $100,000 and is administered by the Guggenheim Foundation.
A jury comprising a distinguished international panel of museum directors and curators selected Feldmann from a group of six short-listed artists, which included Cao Fei, Roman Ondák, Walid Raad, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
An exhibition of the prizewinner's work will be on view at the Guggenheim Museum from May 20 through September 5, 2011.
"First conferred 14 years ago, THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE now ranks among the most prestigious awards in the world of contemporary art," said Claus-Dietrich Lahrs, CEO and Chairman of HUGO BOSS. "We would like to congratulate the winner, Hans-Peter Feldmann, and thank the jury and the Guggenheim Museum for their collaboration and commitment to promoting the most significant art ofour time."
"THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE allows us to celebrate the work of today's most innovative artists, and is firmly established as an integral element of the Guggenheim's programming," said Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum. "We are delighted that Hans-Peter
Feldmann is the latest recipient of the award and are deeply grateful to HUGO BOSS for its inspired support of this renowned accolade for contemporary art."
Feldmann (b. 1941, Düsseldorf) lives and works in Düsseldorf. His seminal work calls attention to visual culture by gathering images and everyday objects appropriated from disparate commercial and domestic sources and presenting them in serial form or other carefully orchestrated installations.
Feldmann's work has been shown in numerous institutions around the world, including solo exhibitions at the Museo nacional centro de arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2010-11); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2010);
Sprengel Museum Hannover in Germany and traveling to Arnolfini in Bristol, UK, and Landesgalerie Oberösterreich, Oberösterreichische Landesmuseen in Linz, Austria (2007-08); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2007); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2006); P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City (2004-05); Fundación Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona, Centre national de la photographie in Paris, Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland, and Museum Ludwig in Cologne (2001-03); Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (2001); Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria (1999); Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris (1992); Kunstverein Heinsberg, Germany (1991); Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany (1991); Kunstverein München, Munich (1990); Portikus, Frankfurt (1989); Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (1977); and Kunstraum München, Munich (1975). Feldmann was awarded the eighth Benesse Prize at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009.
Feldmann is currently showing his Shadow Play work in Belfast Exposed until December 20th.