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Art Basel and BMW Name Abigail Reynolds as BMW Art Journey Award Winner

Art Basel and BMW have awarded this year’s BMW Art Journey to British artist Abigail Reynolds. Her sponsored BMW Art Journey project for 2016-2017, The Ruins of Time: Lost Libraries of the Silk Road connects the complex religious and secular narratives of Europe and Asia and the award will allow her to expand her working methods through an extensive multi-continent series of visits to historic and fabled repositories of books. The international jury selected her unanimously from a shortlist of three artists whose works were exhibited in the Discoveries section at this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong. Judges included on the jury were Richard Armstrong, director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Claire Hsu, director of Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; Matthias Mühling, director of Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; Bose Krishnamachari, the president Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India; and Pauline J. Yao, the curator of visual art at M+, Hong Kong.

Reynolds studied English literature at Oxford University before pursuing fine art at Goldsmiths University.

The BMW Art Journey is a global collaboration between Art Basel and BMW that recognizes and supports emerging artists worldwide. The award is open to artists who exhibit in the Discoveries and Positions sectors of the Hong Kong and Miami Beach Art Basel fairs. BMW is a global partner of Art Basel and has been a longtime sponsor of Art Basel’s three shows in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong.