NEW YORK/SEOUL, May 12, 2022 – Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) announces a global exhibition program for the Grand Prix recipient and finalists of the 4th VH AWARD, Asia’s leading award for new media artists. Works by the Grand Prix recipient Lawrence Lek, along with finalists Doreen Chan, Paribartana Mohanty, Jungwon Seo and Syaura Qotrunadha, will be presented at various venues around the world. Following a private screening at the New Museum during Frieze New York on May 18, 2022, the works will make their public screening through online presentations with Elektra (June 1, 2022 – June 1, 2023), followed by an on-site presentation at Ars Electronica Festival, one of the world’s most important media art festivals (September 7 – 11, 2022), and Museum MACAN, Indonesia’s preeminent institution for modern and contemporary art (September 10 – November 18, 2022).
Established in 2016 by the Group, the VH AWARD supports the discovery and exhibition of emerging and new media artists of various Asian context. The 4th edition, hosted and awarded in 2021, was the first to expand beyond Korea to include artists whose works creatively portray and reflect the vast array of issues occurring across Asia.
Shortlisted artists were awarded grants to produce a screen-based, audio-visual work for consideration and were invited to participate in an online residency program hosted by preeminent New York City-based art and technology center Eyebeam. The Grand Prix recipient, Lawrence Lek, was announced during a virtual award ceremony in November 2021 and received an additional grant. The upcoming global exhibition program is part of the Group’s commitment to all the recipients, providing them with opportunities to present their works at renowned art institutions and virtual events and share the diversity and creativity of Asian new media artists with audiences around the world.
Forthcoming presentations will feature the multimedia works of all 4th VH AWARD finalists, including Lek, based in the U.K. and of Malaysian-Chinese descent; Doreen Chan, based in the US and of Hong Kong-Chinese descent; Paribartana Mohanty, based in India and of Indian descent; Jungwon Seo, based in Korea and of Korean descent; and Syaura Qotrunadha, based in Indonesia and of Indonesian descent. Their works engage with technology in new ways and forge new connections, addressing subjects that range from humanity’s relationship with artificial intelligence to the pressing social and ecological issues of our time. The award stems from the Group’s commitment to activating the intersection of art and technology through cross-cultural research and interdisciplinary artistic expressions.
The announcement of the 4th VH AWARD’s global exhibition program coincides with the public open call for the 5th VH AWARD, open to all Asian artists engaged with the context of Asia and its futures. More information on the 5th VH AWARD and Open Call will be announced on VH AWARD’s official website for applicants from May 26, 2022 until July 28, 2022.
About the 4th VH AWARD Finalists
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