Sigg Prize 2019 Exhibition at M+ Pavilion
Why We Recommend it
The Sigg Prize 2019 Exhibition at M+ Pavilion at the West Kowloon Cultural District features works by the six Chinese artists shortlisted for the prize, including Tao Hui, Hong Kong artist Samson Young and more.
The Sigg Prize 2019 exhibition presents work by the six artists shortlisted for the prize, which recognises outstanding artistic practices in the Greater China region: Hu Xiaoyuan (b. Harbin, 1977), Liang Shuo (b. Tianjin, 1976), Lin Yilin (b. Guangzhou, 1964), Shen Xin (b. Chengdu, 1990), Tao Hui (b. Yunyang, 1987), and Samson Young (b. Hong Kong, 1979).
These artists encompass different generations and geographies and work across a range of mediums, including sculpture, site-specific installation, video, and performance. Their practices articulate clear perspectives on topics that defy categorisation, and the work featured in this exhibition addresses pressing questions that resonate across contexts.
The Sigg Prize, established by M+ in Hong Kong in 2018, was formerly the Chinese Contemporary Art Award– the first award for contemporary art in mainland China. It was a leading force in steering Chinese art and artists to the world, helping to frame the international conversation on Chinese contemporary art. The Sigg Prize is open to artists born or working in the Greater China region who produce work that is relevant to the region.
Announcement on May 13, 2020: Hong Kong multi-disciplinary artist Samson Young is the winner of the inaugural Sigg Prize with his installation Muted Situations #22: Muted Tchaikovsky’s 5th.