Founded in 2017, the Hyundai Blue Prize is an annual award for emerging Chinese curators sponsored by Hyundai Motor Company and Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing.
On 22 December 2020, the Hyundai Blue Prize announced two winning exhibition proposals submitted to an open call on the theme 'Resonant Cities': Wang You's Dream Monolith and Revelation and Chen Baoyang & Shao Xiaoming's Coordinates ~Skybox, which will be presented at Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing in 2021.
'Reading these proposals,' said Cornelia Schneider, Head of Global Experiential Marketing at Hyundai Motor Company, 'I was impressed by the creativity and sustainability in their perspectives of the future, and their thought-provoking and creative ideas regarding the relationship and interactions between humans, technology, and urban culture.'
Curated by Wang You, Dream Monolith and Revelation combines ancient Chinese texts with space technology to explore interactions between humans and the cosmos. Going beyond the confines of the city, Wang You considers organic interactions between humanity, nature, and the universe, imagining a journey of peaceful co-existence.
Dubbed the 'first exhibition of Space Art in China', Wang You's proposal builds on her experience co-operating with aerospace institutions and companies to explore space-travel technology.