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Guggenheim Museum Announces Shortlist for the Hugo Boss Prize 2008

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Hugo Boss AG have announced the shortlist for the bienniel Hugo Boss Prize for 2008. Established in 1996 to recognize significant achievement in contemporary art, The Hugo Boss Prize is juried by an international panel of museum directors, curators, and critics. The award has become an integral part of the Guggenheim's contemporary art program, acknowledging talented artists who push past the ordinarily conceived barriers between mediums.

From The Guggenheim:

"The finalists for 2008 include Swiss artist Christoph Buchel, for Installations, as well as film, sculpture, and printed materials; American photographer and performance artist Patty Chang, for performance, photography, video, and sculpture; American photographer Sam Durant,for installations, photography, sculpture, drawing, and video; Palestinian photographer Emily Jacir, for film, photography, installation, performance, video, writing, and sound; Danish photographer Joachim Koester, for installations of film and photography; and Swiss artist Roman Signer, for sculpture, installations, and films."

A publication featuring work and essays from all six finalists will be released in June 2008. The winner of $100,000 The Hugo Boss Prize in 2008 will be chosen and announced in Fall 2008, followed by a Spring 2009 exhibition of the winner's work at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Click here to find out more.

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