Artist Shortlist for the BMW Art Jour­ney an­nounced at Art Basel in Mi­ami Beach.

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Art Basel and BMW con­tinue their joint ini­tia­tive to rec­og­nize and sup­port emerg­ing artists world­wide with the an­nounce­ment of the shortlist for the BMW Art Jour­ney on De­cem­ber 1, 2016, dur­ing this year’s Art Basel in Mi­ami Beach. Like a mo­bile stu­dio, the BMW Art Jour­ney can take artists al­most any­where in the world to de­velop new ideas and en­vi­sion new cre­ative projects. Re­cently, an in­ter­na­tional ex­pert jury an­nounced the fol­low­ing shortlist of three artists show­ing in Po­si­tions, the sec­tor for emerg­ing artists at Art Basel’s Mi­ami Beach show:

Max Hooper Sch­nei­der at High Art, Paris

Max Hooper Sch­nei­der (b. 1982) lives and works in Los An­ge­les. He stud­ied bi­ol­ogy and ar­chi­tec­tural land­scape at Har­vard Univer­sity and his work is the re­sult of what can be de­scribed as ‘re­cal­ci­trant ex­per­i­men­ta­tion’. In his prac­tice, he specif­i­cally pays at­ten­tion to the evolv­ing re­la­tion­ship be­tween phi­los­o­phy and na­ture. At this year’s Art Basel in Mi­ami Beach, Sch­nei­der is pre­sent­ing an in­stal­la­tion con­sist­ing of a group of works func­tion­ing as a clas­si­fi­ca­tion of ob­jects. Sch­nei­der´s solo ex­hi­bi­tions in­clude Kayne Grif­fin Cor­co­ran, Los An­ge­les and Fed­erico Vavas­sori, Mi­lan. He has ex­hib­ited in re­cent group shows at Art Foun­da­tion, Lon­don and Galeria Ni­codim, Bucharest.

Mag­gie Lee at Real Fine Arts, New York

Mag­gie Lee (b. 1987) lives and works in Brook­lyn, New York. The Tai­wanese Amer­i­can artist re­ceived her Bach­e­lor of Fine Arts in Print­mak­ing at the Pratt In­sti­tute in 2009. At Art Basel in Mi­ami Beach, the mul­ti­me­dia artist is pre­sent­ing an im­mer­sive in­stal­la­tion of new works in var­i­ous for­mats, con­ceived as a teenage girl’s bed­room, where each of the ob­jects are in­di­vid­ual works in­clud­ing a tele­vi­sion, hang­ing sculp­tures and wall works that com­bine col­laged el­e­ments and cre­ate a multi- lay­ered ex­pe­ri­ence. Lee’s solo ex­hi­bi­tions in­clude 356 Mis­sion, Los An­ge­les, Real Fine Arts, New York and Lady­bug House, San Fran­cisco. Re­cent group shows in­clude the Whit­ney Mu­seum, New York and SCHLOSS in Oslo.

Beto Sh­wafaty at Prom­e­teogallery di Ida Pisani, Mi­lan, Lucca

Beto Sh­wafaty (b. 1977) lives and works in Brazil. In 2015 he re­ceived the FOCO Brade­sco/ar­trio Award as well as the ICCO/SP-ARTE Award. He de­vel­ops a re­search-based prac­tice on spa­ces, his­to­ries and vi­su­al­i­ties. Sh­wafaty’s ex­hi­bi­tion at Art Basel in Mi­ami Beach con­tains an in­stal­la­tion of video, sculp­ture, ob­jects and printed mat­ter to com­pose a dis­play that evokes as­pects linked to the man­age­ment of land, pop­u­la­tion, po­lit­i­cal im­agery and aes­thet­ics. His solo ex­hi­bi­tions in­clude City Mu­seum of São Paulo, Parc, Lima and Lam­pi­one, Frank­furt am Main. The nom­i­nated artists are now in­vited to de­velop and hand in their jour­ney pro­pos­als. The win­ner will be an­nounced in early 2017

The­ex­pertjury­in­mi­amibeach­com­prised­mas­si­m­il­iano Gioni, Artis­tic Direc­tor New Mu­seum, New York,

Gabriele Horn, Direc­tor Ber­lin Bi­en­nale, Ber­lin,

Victoria Noorthoorn, Direc­tor Museo de Arte

Moderno, Buenos Aires Bisi Silva, Direc­tor Cen­tre for Con­tem­po­rary Art, La­gos Philip Ti­nari, Direc­tor Ul­lens Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Art (UCCA), Bei­jing In col­lab­o­ra­tion with the win­ning artist, the jour­ney will be doc­u­mented and shared with the pub­lic through pub­li­ca­tions, on­line and so­cial me­dia. Dur­ing this year’s show in Mi­ami Beach, Abi­gail Reynolds, lat­est win­ner of the BMW Art Jour­ney, presents first works she has cre­ated from her trav­els. On dis­play in the BMW Lounge are photographs doc­u­ment­ing the first leg of her jour­ney ex­plor­ing lost li­braries along the Silk Road. The lat­est edi­tion in the BMW Art Jour­ney book se­ries, ‘For whom the Bell Tolls’ is also pre­sented at the fair. The book gives in­sights about Sam­son Young’s BMW Art Jour­ney and con­tains the artist’s travel di­ary with per­sonal re­flec­tions and de­scrip­tions of the lo­ca­tions he vis­ited in twelve coun­tries on five con­ti­nents. In­cluded in the vol­ume is a suite of sound sketches evok­ing the acous­tic land­scape of the bells,

along with a brochure for a mul­ti­me­dia walk Young staged dur­ing Art Basel’s show in Hong Kong in 2016. Launched in 2015, the BMW Art Jour­ney is a global col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Art Basel and BMW, which has been cre­ated to rec­og­nize and sup­port emerg­ing artists world­wide. The prize is open to artists who are show­ing in Dis­cov­er­ies and Po­si­tions in the Hong Kong and Mi­ami Beach show re­spec­tively. Two judg­ing ex­pert pan­els, com­pris­ing in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned ex­perts, shortlist three artists, who are then in­vited to sub­mit pro­pos­als for a jour­ney aimed to fur­ther de­velop their ideas and artis­tic work. The next judg­ing of the BMW Art Jour­ney will be held dur­ing Art Basel in Hong Kong, where three artists from the Dis­cov­er­ies sec­tor will be short­listed next March. The win­ner will be an­nounced in spring 2017. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the BMW Art Jour­ney please visit: bmw-art-jour­ney.com.

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