The 2009 Hugo Boss Prize Finalists Announced


The Hugo Boss Prize was established in 1996 with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as a way to “support talented young, emerging artists as well as established individuals whose public recognition may be long overdue.” The winner — who receives $100,000 and a show at the Gugg — is chosen by an international panel of distinguished judges from the art world.

Last year Palestinian artist Emily Jacir took home the prize, and past winners include Matthew Barney, Pierre Huyghe, and Tacita Dean. After the jump peep some offerings from this year’s finalists.

1. Cao Fei

Cao Fei, Whose Utopia

Cao Fei, RMB City

2. Hans-Peter Feldman

Hans-Peter Feldmann, Untitled

Hans-Peter Feldmann, Shadowplay

3. Natascha Sadr Haghighian

Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Empire of the Senseless Part II

Natascha Sadr Haghighian, I can't work like this

4. Roman Ondák

Roman Ondák, Good Feelings in Good Times

Roman Ondák, Loop

5. Walid Raad

Walid Raad, Let's Be Honest The Weather Helped (Egypt)

Walid Raad, Part I Chapter 1 Section 139: The Atlas Group

6. Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Primitive

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Primitive