The announcement for the shortlist for Prix Pictet Consumption has been made. At a ceremony at Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, 11 artists have been selected. They are; Adam Bartos (United States), Motoyuki Daifu (Japan), Rineke Dijkstra (Netherlands), Hong Hao (China), Mishka Henner (Belgium), Juan Fernando Herrán (Colombia), Boris Mikhailov (Ukraine), Abraham Oghobase (Nigeria), Michael Schmidt (German), Allan Sekula (United States) and Laurie Simmons (United States).
The Shortlist represents the artists whose work best responds to the theme of Consumption in the eyes of the jury. The 11 artists will now prepare their work for the finalists’ exhibition, which is to be held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, on 21 May 2014 – where the winner of the fifth award will be announced by Kofi Annan.