The artists being considered for one of the most prestigious and substantial prizes in contemporary art are “exploring urgent social issues, and providing new artistic vocabulary through which to examine personal and universal themes.”
By ushering into the museum elements that are conventionally seen as unsanitary, Anicka Yi explores the “biopolitics of the senses.”
Today, Guggenheim announced the following finalists for the 2012 Hugh Prize: Trisha Donnelly, Rashid Johnson, Qiu Zhijie, Monika Sosnowska, Danh Vo and Tris Vonna-Michell.
Last night to the accompaniment of much fanfare and celebrity attendance German conceptual “artist’s artist” Hans-Peter Feldmann won the Guggenheim’s Hugo Boss Prize, a biannual award that comes with a cool $100,000. Feldmann wasn’t the obvious choice for the prize; at 69, he is the oldest artist to receive an award usually bestowed upon emerging artists. [New York Times]