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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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