Hyundai Motor Group has announced the Grand Prix recipient of the 5th VH AWARD for new media artists in Asia. A virtual ceremony was held on May 3 for the premiere screening of Subash Thebe Limbu’s winning work, Ladhamba Tayem; Future Continuous. Art by finalists Zike He, Riar Rizaldi, Su Hui-Yu, and zzyw was also showcased during this event.
Established in 2016, the VH AWARD discovers and supports emerging media artists by sharing their artistic experiments and showcasing their work across global platforms.
Subash Thebe Limbu received this year’s Grand Prix for Ladhamba Tayem; Future Continuous (2023). In this video work, the Yakthung artist imagines futures where the actions and existence of Indigenous people traverse the space-time continuum. Through a conversation between two Indigenous people from very different timelines, Limbu asks viewers to investigate their own potential roles in searching for possible futures worth striving for while reflecting on the struggle against colonialism and overcoming obstacles.
From October 4 to December 16, 2022, five finalists participated in professional development sessions and regular mentorship meetings in an online residency program hosted by the New York City-based art and technology center Eyebeam. Each artist was granted a sum of $25,000 for the purpose of creating a screen-based audio-visual project. Furthermore, as the recipient of the Grand Prix award, Subash Thebe Limbu will receive an additional $25,000.
Artworks by the 5th VH AWARD finalists and Grand Prix recipient are now being screened at HMG (Yongin, South Korea) and Elektra Virtual Museum (Montreal, Canada). They will also be presented at various art institutions and platforms around the globe, including Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria) and Museum MACAN (Jakarta, Indonesia).
To view the art online, visit 5th-vhaward.common.garden.
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Eyebeam Residency supports those creating work that engages technology and society through art. For the 5th VH AWARD, Eyebeam supported the five finalists through an online residency program from October 4 to December 16, 2022. Visit eyebeam.org to learn more about the organization.
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