Check with Covet Lounge the latest news from Art Basel 2015! Did you know that Samson Young was awarded the first BMW Art Journey? BMW and Art Basel send Hong Kong artist on a journey of creative discovery across five continents!
Samson Young’s project for the inaugural BMW Art Journey, titled “For Whom the Bell Tolls: A Journey Into the Sonic History of Conflict,” builds on the Hong Kong-based artist’s longstanding fascination with military technology and his training as a composer. In this project, he turns his attention to bells, which bring together these two related areas of interest. Cannons and bells are made of essentially the same materials.
Art Basel and BMW will collaborate with the awarded artist to document the journey and share it with the public through print publications, online and social media. On June 16, the first preview day of Art Basel’s show in Basel, Samson Young will be available for interviews.
The next judging of the BMW Art Journey will be held during Art Basel Miami Beach, where three artists from the Positions sector will be shortlisted next December. The winner will be announced in early 2016.