The Hugo Boss Prize finalists were announced last week, they include: Christoph Buchel, Patty Chang, Sam Durant, Emily Jacir, Joachim Koester, and Roman Signer. The jury noted that while a number of painters had been nominated they felt that conceptual work and installation art were the areas where innovative developments were taking place.
The $50 000 prize is awarded biannually (sponsored by Hugo Boss, administered by the Guggenheim). Previous winners include Matthew Barney, Douglas Gordon, Marjetica Potrč, Pierre Huyghe, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tacita Dean. Stan Douglas is the sole Canadian nominee, 12 years ago.