News: LI Ming as shortlisted artist for 2017 HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award

Antenna Space is pleased to announce that LI Ming is nominated as as shortlisted artist for 2017 HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award. After much deliberation by the jury members, the finalist artists of HUGO BOSS ASIA ART 2017 are: Li Ming (China); Tao Hui (China); Yu Ji (China); and Robert Zhao Renhui (Singapore).

Back row from left to right:  Larys Frogier(Director of Rockbund Art Museum), CHEN Xinkai(general manager of HUGO BOSS Greater China), LI Qi(Curator of Rockbund Art Museum); Front row from left to right: artist LI Ming, YU Ji, TAO Hui and Robert ZHAO Renhui.

A group exhibition showcasing works of the four finalist artists will be shown at Rockbund Art Museum from Oct 27, 2017 to Jan 7, 2018, presenting newly commissioned works as well as existing works by the finalists. The winner of the Award will be announced in November; the Award carries a stipend of RMB 300 000.

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From left to right: LI Qi(Curator of Rockbund Art Museum), artist LI Ming, YU Ji, TAO Hui and Robert ZHAO Renhui.

The biannual award contributes towards artistic and cultural exchanges in the broader historical and social contexts of Greater China and Southeast Asia, giving voice to emerging artists in the field of contemporary art in this region while simultaneously bridging boundaries so as to encourage inter-cultural communication.

In 2017, the Award continues to focus on emerging talents at the forefront of artistic exploration in Greater China and Southeast Asia, instigating long-term dialogue between contemporary art and their rich, diverse and continuously mutating contexts.

For HUGO BOSS ASIA ART 2017 a new selection process has been adopted on the basis of the previous two editions, incorporating a separate committee of nominators. Rockbund Art Museum invited twelve nominators and five jury members to contribute to the selection.

As the designated curator, Li Qi, Senior Curator at Rockbund Art Museum, will fully engage with the artists in terms of commissioning new productions, selecting highlights from the artists’ previous oeuvre. The Rockbund Art Museum will also produce a publication for the Award. A series of public and education activities including talks, seminars, forums, and workshops will be held along with the Award to further explore the academic and social value of the finalist artists. Parallel to the exhibition, the public and educational programs make up another platform of the Award committed to exploring and presenting different artistic and social contexts in present-day Greater China and Southeast Asia. This will extend, complement and enrich the topics generated by the finalist artists while connecting with the general public.

Li Ming, Born in Yuanjiang, Hunan Province in 1986, he was graduated from China Academy of Art in 2008 and now lives and works in Hangzhou. Li Ming's work has been internationally recognized by art museums, galleries and art fairs including K11 Art Foundation; MoMA PS1 , K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space; Centre d'Art Contemporain Yverdon-les-Bains,  Switzerland; Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano; Italy, Momentum, Berlin; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art; Chi K11 Art Museum; OCT-Contemporary Art Terminal; Ming Contemporary Art Museum; Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum. His recent exhibitions include Frieze New York (2016); “New Directions: Li Ming”, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (2015); "Mediation", Antenna Space, Shanghai (2014).