The Sovereign Art Foundation will be exhibiting in Singapore the works of 16 finalists from the 2012-2013 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, along with the work of 20 "runners up" from Southeast Asia.
The exhibition will take place at the Espace Louise Vuitton Island Maison from Mar 15-Apr 20 and the 20 Southeast Asian works will be auctioned during a Gala Charity Dinner on May 3 at the W Hotel in Sentosa Cove. The prime beneficiary will be Standard Chartered's 'Seeing is Believing,' which brings eye-care to disadvantaged families.
The Sovereign Asian Art Prize’s cash award of US$30,000 for first place makes it one of Asia’s largest prizes for contemporary art. And 2013 marks a decade since the prize was first launched in Hong Kong.
The 30 finalists for the 2012-2013 Sovereign Asian Art Prize were chosen from more than 300 entries from across the Asia Pacific region. The jury panel included curator David Elliott who is advising Hong Kong’s Central Police Station Heritage site, Emi Eu the director of Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Tim Marlowfrom White Cube, Lars Nittve from M+ museum, and Philip Tinari from Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art.