Filipino artists nominated to Singapore’s Signature Art Prize
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 02:30 AM November 06, 2017
Inaugurated in 2008 by the Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation and Singapore Art Museum (SAM), the triennial APB Foundation Signature Art Prize returns for its fourth edition in 2018.
The contest recognizes outstanding examples of contemporary art from emerging and established artists over the previous three years.
The contemporary art award puts the spotlight on the most compelling, cogent and complex works of art from the Asia-Pacific rim to the region of Central Asia.
Filipino artist Rodel Tapaya won the grand prize during the 2011 edition.
For the 2018 edition, 113 artworks across 46 countries and territories were nominated by 38 independent, established professionals working in the field of contemporary art.
Nominated artworks from the Philippines are: Luis Santos, “8-08”; Liv Romualdez Vinluan, “Ang Cabilo´gan ng Isang Cuadra´nggu´lo (The Roundness of a Square)”; Rinne Abrugena, “Ways We View Our Judgments” 2016; Zeus Bascon, “Devil Man (After Dave Victis R. Sikot’s Dark of C. Use)”; Kat Medina, “Rasterized Inner Club”; and Kim Katherine Song a.k.a. Kitty Kaburo, “Home Movies.” All of the works were made in 2016.
The APB Foundation Signature Art Prize will award cash prizes totaling SG$100,000: $60,000 to the grand prize winner; $15,000 each to two Jurors’ Choice Award winners; and $10,000 to the People’s Choice Award winner with the highest number of public votes at the finalist exhibition.