Nguyễn Trinh Thi has been chosen as the inaugural winner of the USD $100,000 Han Nefkens Foundation, M+, Mori Art Museum and Singapore Art Museum – Moving Image Commission 2021.
The Han Nefkens Foundation, Mori Art Museum, M+ and Singapore Art Museum – Moving Image Commission 2021 involves the production of a screen-based artwork. Nguyễn Trinh Thi will receive USD $100,000 for the production of a new work, for which she will be given up to eighteen months to complete. The newly produced work will be exhibited in each participating institution.
Nguyễn Trinh Thi: "It's my complete honour to receive this prestigious award. Thank you so much for creating such a generous commission for Asia and Southeast Asia, where non-commercial experimental art practices still receive so little acknowledgement and attention. This support will allow me to work on a dream project, with collaborations from a wider network of colleagues and communities."
The Moving...Image Commission 2021 Jury: “Nguyễn Trinh Thi was selected for her compelling video works that weave unspoken stories about Vietnam within the broader historical, cultural and political realities of Southeast Asia. We believe it is imperative for Nguyễn to show these perspectives from the region and we are enthusiastic about the use of listening as a methodology, especially in terms of perceiving history in Nguyễn’s works. We trust that she will benefit wholly from the Commission at this moment in her career. We are excited about Nguyễn expanding her path of interrogation and we look forward to the project being brought to fruition”"
Nguyễn Trinh Thi was selected by a final jury chaired by Han Nefkens and composed of the directors of each museum (Kataoka Mami, Director, Mori Art Museum; Suhanya Raffel, Museum Director, M+ and Dr Eugene Tan, Director, Singapore Art Museum) in the presence of Hilde Teerlinck, General Director Han Nefkens Foundation and Alessandra Biscaro, Coordinator Han Nefkens Foundation. This unique collaboration aims to strengthen the relations among the institutions, developing a project that is first and foremost sustainable.
Han Nefkens, Han Nefkens Foundation: “I feel inspired by the constructive dialogue that emerged from the jury meetings and the harmonious way in which the directors of the three museums came to a decision. I’m very much looking forward to continuing this uplifting exchange of ideas.”
Suhanya Raffel, Museum Director, M+: “M+ is proud to be part of this very inspiring collaboration, and we look forward to showing the completed work by Nguyễn Trinh Thi at our museum which will open this November. We are eager to see what the artist will bring to life through her unique perspective and forms of storytelling.”
Mami Kataoka, Director of the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo: “I am delighted to celebrate this opportunity to bring Nguyen Trinh Thi, a well-respected artist in Asia, into the broader realm of international recognition, while adding an outstanding museum piece by Nguyen to our collection. I am looking forward to learning, through her fresh perspective, about yet another layer of what we may call ‘Asia’."
Dr. Eugene Tan, Director, Singapore Art Museum: “SAM is pleased to be part of this important commission, which will push the boundaries for the moving image as a key medium in contemporary art and enable meaningful exchanges between our partner museums. We look forward to seeing the unique perspectives and stories that Nguyễn’s new work will offer.”
Han Nefkens Foundation - in partnership with Mori Art Museum, M+ and Singapore Art Museum - announces a new art prize: The Han Nefkens Foundation, Mori Art Museum, M+ and Singapore Art Museum – Moving Image Commission 2021.
The Han Nefkens Foundation, Mori Art Museum, M+ and Singapore Art Museum – Moving Image Commission 2021 involves the production of a screen-based artwork. The winning artist (or artist collective), aged 35 or above, will receive USD $100,000 for the production of a new work, for which they will be given up to eighteen months to complete. The newly produced work will be exhibited in each participating institution.
This unique collaboration, between the HNF and three major Asian museums aims to strengthen the relations among the institutions, developing a project that is first and foremost sustainable.
The Han Nefkens Foundation, Mori Art Museum, M+ and Singapore Art Museum – Moving Image Commission 2021 aims to be a tool for increasing contemporary artistic production within the field of moving images. It is directed at artists of Asian origin, nationality or living in Asia who have established a solid trajectory but have not been given a major opportunity to exhibit in world-recognised institutions.
The winner of the Commission will be selected by a final jury chaired by Han Nefkens and composed by the directors of each museum (Kataoka Mami, Director, Mori Art Museum; Suhanya Raffel, Museum Director, M+ and Dr Eugene Tan, Director, Singapore Art Museum). The winning artist of the inaugural Han Nefkens Foundation, Mori Art Museum, M+ and Singapore Art Museum – Moving Image Commission 2021 will be announced in early October.
Han Nefkens, Han Nefkens Foundation: “I’m excited about this new project because it allows us to broaden our scope beyond younger artists. Just as important is the dialogue we’ve started with and among our partner museums. I’m convinced that by sharing our knowledge, expertise and our belief that art is an important catalyst for change this commission will have an impact that will not be limited to Asia.”.
Han Nefkens Foundation
The Han Nefkens Foundation is a private, non-profit organisation set up in Barcelona in 2009 by Dutch writer and patron, Han Nefkens. It focuses on the production of video art, with the aim of connecting people through art across the world, collaborating with renowned international art institutions.
The Foundation’s founding values have defined it from the beginning as an innovative and forward- thinking model: a production hub that oversees and promotes contemporary creation from the very first moments until the final presentation. Positioned as a platform for video artists to advance their careers, its main activity is to commission new works through its awards and grants on an international level.
Mori Art Museum
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, opened in 2003 with the aim of becoming a pioneering international museum of contemporary art with special significance for Asia-Pacific. Grounded in founder Mori Minoru’s firm belief that “culture shapes a city’s identity,” the Museum was opened symbolically on the top floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower skyscraper, a noted landmark of Tokyo. The Museum is dedicated to making contemporary art more accessible to all people through a variety of initiatives. For instance, it remains open daily (except Tuesdays) until 10 p.m. during exhibition periods, enabling students and office workers to visit on weeknights after school or work. Before the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, visitors arriving after 5 p.m. accounted for 30% of the Museum’s total visitors, reflecting the success of the Museum’s creation and promotion of a new lifestyle. To date, Mori Art Museum has attracted 16.6 million people from around the world, further enhancing its global status as a preeminent museum for contemporary art.
M+ is a museum dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting visual art, design and architecture, moving image, and Hong Kong visual culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, it is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture in the world, with a bold ambition to establish ourselves as one of the world’s leading cultural institutions. M+ is a new kind of museum that reflects our unique time and place, a museum that builds on Hong Kong’s historic balance of the local and the international to define a distinctive and innovative voice for Asia’s twenty-first century.
Singapore Art Museum
Singapore Art Museum opened in 1996 as the first art museum in Singapore. Known as SAM, the museum presents contemporary art from a Southeast Asian perspective for artists, art lovers and the art curious. SAM’s mandate as a non-profit arts institution is to build one of the world's most important public collections of Southeast Asian contemporary art, to preserve, research, exhibit and connect the art and the artists to the public and future generations through thought-provoking exhibitions and meaningful programmes. SAM is redefining the idea of the museum by presenting art in multiple spaces, including Tanjong Pagar Distripark and two heritage buildings along Bras Basah Road and Queen Street. As Singapore’s national contemporary art museum, SAM is proud to be the organiser of the Singapore Biennale - a festival that celebrates contemporary art from all over the world across the island- city of Singapore.
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