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Asia Society names Subodh Gupta as Asia Arts Game Changer 2018 Honoree


For more than twenty years, Asia Society has been a pioneer in identifying and fostering the latest contemporary Asian artists and engaging new audiences with their work. Presented each year during Art Basel in Hong Kong, the Asia Arts Game Changer Awards Hong Kong, co-organized by Asia Society Museum, New York, and Asia Society Hong Kong Center, is a signature gala celebration honoring major artists, collectors, gallerists and art professionals for their significant contributions to the arts.

Subodh Gupta draws from a diverse range of media including painting, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, and video in his practice. Gupta is best known for his use of the mass-produced stainless steel and brass cooking vessels ubiquitous throughout India, which he transforms into monumental sculptural installations that explore migration, globalization, and the social repercussions of economic development. Gupta has held solo exhibitions at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C. (2017); and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2015). He has participated in Performa 13, New York (2013); Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, (2012); and the 51st Venice Biennale (2005). In 2018, Monnaie de Paris will present a retrospective exhibition of the artist.

This year’s honorees include: Subodh Gupta, Shirazeh Houshiary, Ju Ming and Park Seo-Bo. For more information on the award, and for a full list of past honorees, visit Asia Society website.