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                                                                    HugO BOSS PriZe

         forming an uncanny dialogue with les grands ensembles, the   the hugo boss PrIze, a biennial
         sculpture installation l ‘expedition scintillante. act ii: untitled   international award administered by the
         (light show) acts as a giant music box. the sounds of eric satie
         reorchestrated by claude debussy filter through the space   solomon r. guggenheim Foundation, was
         as pulsating lights and smoke emanate from the sculpture in   established in 1996 to recognize significant
         the outer gallery. the effect is that of a “psychedelic concert,”   achievement in contemporary art. since
         according to huyghe. huyghe recalls, “i remember dan
         graham once said that rock and roll was the new religion.”   its inception the prize has been awarded
         the artist gives form to the memory of this type of collective   to american artist matthew barney (1996);
         experience while conjuring the strange connections between   scottish artist douglas gordon (1998); and
         the realm of the familiar and that of the unknown. both pieces
         hint at alternative levels of reality and prompt viewers to   slovenian artist marjetica Potrc (2000).
         question the unseen powers that may control these structures   huyghe was selected by an international
         and, in turn, the effects that these environments exert over   jury which included sandra antelo-suarez,
         the people in their midst. at the same time, confronted with
         what is reminiscent of an empty stage, viewers are invited to   independent curator and founder and
         project their own stories into the scenario.               editorial director, trans>area and trans>
                                                           Lisa dennison, deputy

         pierre huyghe was born in 1962 in paris, where he currently   director and chief curator, solomon r.
         lives and works. the artist graduated form the école nationale   guggenheim museum; yuko hasegawa,
         supérieure des arts décoratifs, paris, in 1985. his work has   chief curator, 21st century museum of
         been presented in numerous solo exhibitions including
         shows at the kunsthaus bregenz, bregenz, austria (2002);   contemporary art, kanazawa, Japan; thomas
         neu nationalgalerie, berlin (2002); musée d’art moderne et   krens, director, solomon r. guggenheim
         contemporain, geneva (2001); the stedelijk Van abbemuseum,   Foundation; suzanne Page, director, arc -
         amsterdam (2001); musée d’art contemporain, montreal
         (2000-2001); centre georges pompidou, paris; and the       musée d’art moderne de Ia ViIle de Paris; and
         museum of contemporary art, chicago, and the renaissance   nancy spector, curator of contemporary art,
         society, university of chicago (2000); aarhus kunstmuseum,   solomon r. guggenheim museum.
         denmark (1999); musée d’art moderne de ia Ville de paris

                                                                    hugo boss ag has provided critical support
         his work has been represented in notable group exhibitions,
         including an exhibition featuring ann lee at the Van       for many of the guggenheim museum’s
         abbemuseum, eindhoven (2003); the museum of modern         programs since 1995. the company is a
         art, san francisco (2002-2003), and moving pictures, on view   sponsor of the upcoming matthew barney:
         at the solomon r. guggenheim museum through January
         12, 2003; no ghost Just a shell, kunsthalle Zurich (2002);   the cremaster cycle, and was a sponsor of
         documenta 11, kassel (2002); animations, p.s. 1 contemporary   the exhibition Frank gehiy, architect, the
         art center, long island city, new york (2001); regarding   highest attended exhibition in the museum’s
         beauty: a View of the late twentieth century, hirshhorn
         museum and sculpture garden, washington d.c., and haus     history. In addition, hugo boss has helped
         der kunst, munich (1999-2000); the istanbul biennial (1999);   to make possible retrospectives of the work
         the carnegie international, pittsburgh (1999); the Venice   of georg baselitz, ross bleckner, Francesco
         biennale (1999); premises, guggenheim museum soho, new
         york (1998); and the second Johannesburg biennial (1997).   clemente, ellsworth kelly, and robert
         additionally, huyghe represented france at the Venice      rauschenberg, and special projects with Jeff
         biennale (2001) and received a special award.
                                                                    koons and James rosenquist.

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