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BMW Art Journey artist shortlist announced during Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019. Clarissa Tossin, Lu Yang and Shen Xin are nominated.

Hong Kong. Art Basel and BMW are gay to present
a 2019 artist shortlist for a BMW Art Journey, a corner initiative
noticing and ancillary rising artists worldwide. Like a mobile
studio, a BMW Art Journey can take artists roughly anywhere in the
universe to rise new ideas and prognosticate new artistic projects.

Today, an general consultant jury announced a following
shortlist of 3 artists arrangement in Discoveries, a zone for
rising artists, during Art Basel in Hong Kong:

Clarissa Tossin
at Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles

Clarissa Tossin (b. 1973) lives and works in
Los Angeles, United States. She received her Master of Fine Arts from
the California Institute of a Arts. In her artistic practice, Tossin
uses installation, video, performance, sculpture, and photography. For
this year’s book of Art Basel in Hong Kong, Tossin is pairing DIY
cosmetic recycling techniques with a materials and practices of
Amazonian cultured traditions, highlighting a contemporary
footprint left in a geological sedimentation of a earth. The
artist has had exhibitions during Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
during Harvard University, Cambridge and Sicardi Gallery, Houston. Her
work was also enclosed in organisation shows during Whitney Museum of American
Art, New York; and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Lu Yang during Société, Berlin

Lu Yang (b. 1984) is a Shanghai-based multi-media
artist, who graduated from a New Media Art Department of a China
Academy of Art. Deeply enthralled in a subcultures of anime, video
games, and Science-Fiction, a outlay of her artistic use spans
3D-animated films, video game-like installations, holograms, neon, VR
and program manipulation, mostly with sincere Japanese manga and anime
references. For Art Basel in Hong Kong, Lu Yang has combined unique
fantasies highlighting a infirmity of humankind. Departing from
Buddhist teachings that generate a genderless society, she exploits
her possess images as a car to imitate chaste visions of
herself. Her work was displayed in exhibitions during Centre Pompidou,
Paris; M Woods, Beijing; Shanghai Biennale; and Athens Biennale.

Shen Xin during Madeln Gallery, Shanghai

Shen Xin (b. 1990) lives and works in London, United
Kingdom, and Amsterdam, Netherlands. She perceived her Master of Fine
Arts in Media during The Slade School of Fine Arts of a University
College London. Through films and video installations, as good as
performative events, Shen Xin’s use examines and fabricates
techniques and effects of how emotion, judgment and ethic circulate
by particular and common subjects. At this year’s edition
of Art Basel in Hong Kong, the artist presents “Commerce des Esprits”,
a four-channel video designation bringing a perspectives and
productivities of analogous truth into an eventuality that narrates
an unconscious state. Recent solo exhibitions embody K11 Art
Foundation, Shanghai, and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art,
Manchester. Her work has been on arrangement during organisation exhibitions
including OCAT Shanghai; and Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf. 

These 3 shortlisted artists are now invited to rise a
offer for their ideal journey, with a leader to be announced in
a early summer of 2019.

The members of a consultant jury in Hong Kong are:
Claire Hsu, Director Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
Matthias Mühling, Director Städtische Galerie im
Lenbachhaus, Munich
Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, President
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Philip Tinari, Director Ullens Center for
Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing
Samson Young, artist and leader of a initial BMW Art Journey

“We had a really opposite organisation of artists who ring a variety
of media,” remarkable a jury in creation a unanimous decision. “All of
them rivet critical issues and are handling in contexts or in
stages of their careers that will concede them to advantage from this
implausible opportunity. We trust that a 3 comparison artists
have good intensity to detect a tour that will definitely impact
their research, their work, and their veteran growth.
Shen Xin
has eminent herself with expansive, curious,
elegant works that generally take a form of complex, multi-channel
video narratives. She explores contemporary subjectivities by delving
into histories, philosophies, and psychologies as embedded in
opposite cultures, genders, and other identities. Her
research-intensive, project-based approach of operative struck a jury as
quite matched to a inlet of a Art Journey. Lu
is a Shanghai formed artists who creates frenetic
multimedia installations. Her works mix images with references
from religion, manga, anime or cocktail culture. Her quick relocating colorful
images uncover both interesting and deeply egghead visions of our
contemporary culture. At a time when we are confronting a annihilation of
animals and plants on a daily basis, Clarissa Tossin
asks us to simulate on a destiny of a universe and amiability by drawing
on normal weaving processes from a Amazon segment and mass
constructed materials. Both loyal alluring and beautiful, her works also
conjures a destiny different – both baleful and ideal – and asks us
to suppose what impress a stream mass expenditure will have on
destiny generations”, states a jury.

In partnership with a winning artist, a tour will be
documented and common with a open by publications, online and
amicable media.

Past winners of a BMW Art Journey embody sound and
opening artist Samson Young (presented by a.m.
Space, Hong Kong during Art Basel’s Hong Kong uncover in 2015); German video
artists Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr (presented by
Galerie Max Mayer, Dusseldorf during Art Basel’s Miami Beach uncover in
2015); British artist Abigail Reynolds (presented by
Rokeby, London during Art Basel’s uncover in Hong Kong in 2016) as good as
Max Hooper Schneider (presented by High Art, Paris
during Art Basel’s Miami Beach uncover in 2016), Astha
(represented by GALLERYSKE, New Dehli, Bangalore at
Art Basel´s Hong Kong uncover in 2017), Jamal Cyrus
(represented by Inman Gallery, Houston during Art Basel’s Miami Beach show
in 2017) and Zac Langdon-Pole (represented by Michael
Lett, Auckland during Art Basel’s Hong Kong uncover in 2018).

Launched in 2015, a BMW Art Journey is a partnership between
Art Basel and BMW, combined to commend and support rising artists
worldwide. This singular endowment is open to artists who are exhibiting in
a Discoveries zone during Art Basel in Hong Kong. A judging panel
comprised of internationally eminent experts accommodate initial to name a
shortlist of 3 artists from a sector, who are afterwards invited to
contention proposals for a tour directed to serve rise their ideas
and artistic work. The jury reconvenes to select a leader from the
3 proposals. For serve information on a BMW Art Journey please

During this year’s Art Basel uncover in Hong Kong a latest
awardee Zac Langdon-Pole (represented by Michael
Lett, Auckland) will be on a belligerent in Hong Kong for the
support of his BMW Art Journey plan “Sutures of the
”. His tour took him opposite a universe that humans and
birds have been navigating by millennia. He followed a flight
paths of birds like a white stork or a arctic tern, traveling
along a earth’s pivot where a Northern and Southern Hemispheres’
summers intersect. Migrating birds cover some of a longest distances
trafficked by any vital being. Their routes have guided a Polynesian
pathfinders opposite a seas. Inspired by this ancient celestial
tracing, Langdon-Pole’s tour questions a position of humans as
a core of a world. Weaving by Central Europe, Southern
Africa, and a Pacific Islands of Samoa and Hawaii, his BMW Art
Journey seeks to know how enlightenment intersects with a scholarship of
astronomical mapping – and from there flows into incomparable existential
inquiries about who we are and how we are situated in a world.

Furthermore, a world’s first BMW Art Car (BMW
3.0 CSL, 1975), combined by mythological artist Alexander
, will be presented in a BMW Lounge during a Hong Kong
Convention and Exhibition Centre.

BMW has upheld Art Basel’s shows in Basel, Miami Beach and
Hong Kong as a long-term partner for many years.

For serve questions greatfully contact:

Prof. Dr Thomas Girst
BMW Group Corporate and
Governmental Affairs
Head of Cultural
Telephone: +49 89 382 24753

E-Mail: [email protected]

Dorothee Dines
Art Basel Global
Head of Media
Telephone: + 41 58 206 27 06
Email: [email protected]

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