BLOG: Report of "2014 Signature Art Prize Exhibition" @ Singapore Art Museum
On November 14, the third edition of the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize opened its exhibition of finalists at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), which consists of 15 works from 13 countries—a geographical breadth that extends from Pakistan to New Zealand.
Organized by SAM in collaboration with the award sponsor, Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation, the triennial award recognizes contemporary artworks that were made in the past three years. This year’s finalists were selected through a three-day deliberation of 105 nominees by a five-member jury panel. The panel comprised directors from art institutions aross the Asia-Pacific region, including Susie Lingham (SAM), Pooja Sood (KHOJ International Artists’Association, Delhi), Chris Saines (Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane), Luckana Kunavichayanont (Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre) and independent curator Feng Boyi. Criteria for judging were based on: strength of concept; innovative use of medium and material; technique; expression and form; artistic insight and interpretation; and imagination.