BOSS’ SIX PACK: The 2016 Hugo Boss Prize has been narrowed down to six finalists, most of whom work across an assortment of mediums.
The winner of the prize, administered by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, will pick up a $100,000 cash award and his or her work will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim in New York in 2017.
Cuban artist-activist Tania Bruguera, who was detained by Cuban authorities and had her passport confiscated, is in the running, along with British artist and 2008 Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey, who works in collage art, music and video; Ralph Lemon, whose portfolio includes dance, cinema and writing; American artist Laura Owens; Wael Shawky, who had his first solo exhibition at a major American museum earlier this year, and Seoul-born Anicka Yi. The winner will be named next fall.
“The Hugo Boss Prize has developed into a renowned accolade over the past two decades, and we are proud to celebrate its 20th anniversary next year. Together with the Guggenheim Foundation, we have since honored many excellent and successful artists,” said Claus-Dietrich Lahrs, chairman and chief executive officer of Hugo Boss AG. “Our sincerest congratulations go out to our nominees for 2016.”