HONG KONG — Golden Connection, two light sculpture installations by Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amorós, was featured at BAZAAR ART NIGHT on May 23rd, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel. Organized by BAZAAR ART, the most influential Chinese art magazine, and The Royal Academy of the Arts, the gala was held to celebrate the first edition of Art Basel Hong Kong. With a theme of “Art Changes the World,” the event confirmed Hong Kong’s place as a significant player in the emerging global art market.
About Grimanesa Amorós///
Grimanesa Amorós is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been greatly influenced by her interest in social history, scientific research and critical theory. She uses sculpture, video, and lighting to create works that illuminate our notions of personal identity and community. For Amorós, art and modern technology are sources for information, connection, and creation. She wants to explore the duality of the culture of ancient spirituality and modern technology. “We take the power of our technology for granted, yet 3,000 years ago they would have been considered divine,” says Amorós.
Amorós has exhibited internationally in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and is the recipient of several grants, which include the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship (Washington, DC), The Travel Grant Fund for Artists, NEA Arts International (New York, NY), and The Bronx Museum for the Arts: Aim Program (Bronx, NY), among many others. For more information about Grimanesa Amorós, visit her website.
BAZAAR ART 2013 Awards///
BAZAAR ART honored three art world luminaries at the event. BAZAAR ART’s 2013 “Annual International Artist” Award was presented to German photographer Andreas Gursky. The “Contemporary Art Contribution” Award was presented to Larry Gagosian/Gagosian Gallery and the award for “Contribution To the Art Community For the Year” was presented to curator Hans Ulrich Obrist.
About BAZZAR ART//
BAZAAR ART is the most popular and influential Chinese art magazine. In addition to BAZAAR ART Hong Kong, BAZAAR ART is published in Dubai, Russia, and Brazil.
About the Royal Academy of Arts///
Founded in 1768, the Royal Academy of Arts, has a unique position in being an independent, privately funded institution led by eminent artists and architects whose purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate.