Paul Chan takes $100,000 Hugo Boss Award

Paul Chan, The Argument: Antietam, (detail), 2013. Photo: Tom Bisig. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York

Paul Chan has been awarded the $100,000 Hugo Boss Award. Chan, who asides his art practice runs the Badlands publishing house, took the prize from a shortlist which included Sheela Gowda, Camille Henrot, Hassan Khan, and Charline von Heyl. The prize money will come as some small consolation after ArtReview was unable to run his proposed commissioned artwork on the cover of the current November Power 100 issue. Initiated in 1996 and administered by the Guggenheim Foundation, the Hugo Boss prize is awarded every two years. Previous recipients include Matthew Barney, USA (1996), Douglas Gordon, Scotland (1998), Marjetica Potrč, Slovenia (2000), Pierre Huyghe, France (2002), Rirkrit Tiravanija, Thailand (2004), Tacita Dean, Great Britain (2006), Emily Jacir, Palestine (2008), Hans-Peter Feldmann, Germany (2010), and Danh Vo, Denmark (2012).