Signature art prize
APB Foundation Signature Art Prize returns for its third edition this year. Recognising the most outstanding contemporary work by both emerging and established artists over the last three years, the prize puts the spotlight on compelling works of visual art from across the Asia-Pacific region.
Selected by a panel of five eminent judges from around the region, the 15 finalists were chosen from a total of 105 nominated artworks from 24 countries and territories. The contemporary artworks represent the very best of the region, and come from 13 diverse countries and territories including Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Staying true to contemporary practice, this year’s entries are of an extremely high calibre, collectively showing a real diversity of medium, innovative approach to genre and materials, and strong conceptual ideas. They each address topical issues and collectively shed light not just on the region’s contemporary art landscape but also on concerns and conversations relevant in society today.
The APB Foundation Signature Art Prize is worth SGD 100,000, with SGD 60,000 awarded to the Grand Prize winner and SGD 15,000 each for two Jurors’ Choice Award winners. A People’s Choice Award of SGD 10,000 will also be offered to the artwork that receives the highest number of public votes.
SGD 15,000 each
ASIA PACIFIC BREWERIES FOUNDATION
Instituted in June 1994, the APB Foundation is involved in a variety of initiatives that range from arts funding and backing talent-building projects for human capital development, to engaging in meaningful partnerships with organisations or individuals who share a common goal to serve society.
Since January 1996, SAM has amassed one of the world's largest collections of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artworks, with a growing component in international contemporary art. Housed in a restored 19th century mission school, SAM collaborates with international contemporary art museums to curate and present contemporary art exhibitions.
Rodel Tapaya, who was the grand prize winner of the last APB Foundation 2011, went on to win a Philippines Art Award – "The Thirteen Artist Awards" conferred by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He was later shortlisted for the “The Ateneo Award” (An annual selection for the best Filipino contemporary artist). In addition, he was bestowed with national honours by Philippines’ National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).
Sculpture And Video installation
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