Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation announced yesterday that Danh Vo is the winner of this year’s Hugo Boss Prize.
The price – with the value of $ 100,000 – was founded in 1996 by the Guggenheim Foundation and is, as the name suggests, sponsored by Hugo Boss. Every other year it is tradition that a young contemporary artist is awarded with the prize.
Richard Armstrong, Director of the Guggenheim Foundation, explained to The New York Times:
“Danh has a wide-ranging repertory of ideas and executes them with relevance and power”
Danh Vo was designated as the winner of six grand jury. Among the other nominees for the award were Trisha Donnelly, Rashid Johnson, Monika Sosnowska, Tris Vonna-Michell, and Qiu Zhijie.
Nancy Spector, deputy director and chief curator at the Guggenheim, and chairman of the jury, explains the choice of Danh Vo for The New York Times:
“It was a combination of his transnational sensibility and the subtlety and sophistication with which he works that people were moved by.”
The award also includes a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim in New York in early 2013.
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