Exhibition: 16 January ­‐ 27 March 2016, ArtScience Musuem
Awards: 19 January 2016, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands

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31 Dec 2015

Sneak Peek: Prudential Eye Awards 2016

Running January 16 through March 27 at the ArtScience Museum, Singapore, the Prudential Eye Awards Exhibition will showcase 39 works from the 15 shortlisted artists across five categories of the Prudential Eye Awards, with the body of work speaking “eloquently of the diversity, sophistication, and vibrancy of the contemporary art scene in Asia,” says Honor Harger, executive director of the museum, adding that in these artworks one can see critical reflections of many of the most urgent socio-political issues which permeate everyday life in the region.

Digital and Video work is strongly represented by Anupong Charoenmitr (Thailand), Sutthurat Supaparinya (Thailand), and Trinh Thi Nguyen (Vietnam). The Best Emerging Artist Using Installation category includes works by Huang Po-Chih (Taiwan), indieguerillas (Indonesia), and Aditya Novali (Indonesia), while those up for the Best Emerging Artist Using Painting award include works by Toshiyuki Konishi (Japan), Manish Nai (India), and Tawan Wattuya (Thailand). The Best Emerging Artist Using Photography category includes works by Shumon Ahmed (Bangladesh), Zhang Wei (China), and Robert Zhao (Singapore), while selected works in the Best Emerging Artist Using Sculpture group comprises Promotesh Das (Bangladesh), Sareth Svay (Cambodia), and Yang Mushi (China).

To see some of the artworks, click on our slideshow.

Now in its third year, the Prudential Eye Awards winners will be announced in Singapore on January 19.

A winner will be chosen in each category as well as an overall winner, who will receive, on top of the prize money, a solo exhibition at START, Saatchi Gallery in London. Last year’s winner was the Japanese collective Chim↑Pom, who went on to feature in museum shows in the UK, Denmark, and Australia.

In addition to the awards for Best Emerging Artist categories and Overall Winner, the awards will also feature four special awards: Best Asian Contemporary Art Institution, Best Exhibition of Asian Contemporary Art, the Lifetime Achievement Award for Asian Contemporary Art, and the Award for Visual and Popular Culture.

The shortlist for the Best Asian Contemporary Art Institution is, NTU Center for Contemporary Art Singapore (Singapore), Para Site (Hong Kong), Spring Workshop (Hong Kong), and the land foundation (Thailand).

The shortlist for the Best Exhibition of Asian Contemporary Art is; ‘Great Crescent: Art and Agitation in the 1960s – Japan, South Korea and Taiwan’ (Para-site, Hong Kong); ‘Twin Tracks: Yang Fudong (Yuz Museum, China); ‘Chen Zhen: Without going to New York and Paris, life could be internationalized’ (Rockbund Museum, Shanghai);and ‘Go East: The Gene and Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Art Collection’ (Art Gallery New South Wales, Australia).

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