The BMW Art Journey — an initiative by Art Basel and BMW as a collaborative partner to find and offer new artists with opportunities to explore their creativity have found their next shortlisted candidates in artists Ali Kazim, Zac Langdon-Pole and Gala Porras-Kim for the fair’s Hong Kong chapter in 2018.
Lahore-based Ali Kazim (b. 1979), Berlin-based Zac Langdon-Pole (b. 1988), and Los Angeles-based Gala Porras-Kim (b.1984) will showcase their works in Discoveries — the sector for emerging artists at Art Basel Hong Kong — and will be invited to submit their proposal for their own creative journey across the world, and a winner will be chosen among them and announced in early summer 2018. These artists were selected by an international expert jury comprising prominent promoters of art around the world — New York-based Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation’s director Richard Armstrong; Hong Kong’s Asia Art Archive’s director Claire Hsu; India’s Kochi-Muziris Biennale’s president Bose Krishnamachari; the director of Munich’s Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus and Kunstbau Matthias Mühling; and the visual art curator of Hong Kong’s M+, Pauline J. Yao. While Kazim impressed the jurors with his meditative approach of miniature painting techniques depicting the desolate landscape of Pakistan; Zac Langdon-Pole’s work “Passport (Argonauta)’s” poetical combination of materials caught the attention of these jury members; and Gala Porras-Kim’s investigation on the subjectivity of history made an impact on them to unanimously shortlist them for the platform.
The winner’s creative journey will be documented and shared with the public through publications, online and social media.
Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 will take place from March 29 through March 31, 2018, at Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
For details please visit: https://www.artbasel.com/hong-kong
Founder Louise Blouin: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/artists/louise-blouin--2953510