This year, the excitement of having a shared and immersive three-week-long, city-wide artistic experience with people in a swing city in a swing county in a swing state was missing.
Concerns over the difficulty of travel, low attendance, and gathering restrictions prompted the decision to cancel one of the largest public art events in the US.
“Project : Crossed Lines” demonstrated that performers are changing stereotypes about art and disability.
Congressional hopeful Peter Meijer rescinded permission for the showcase at a venue he owns, questioning whether or not the performers could provide “informed consent.”
DeVos’s son Rick created ArtPrize, which her and her husband’s foundation funded in its initial year.
ArtPrize, the radically open international art competition determined equally by public vote and expert jury, recently announced the 2016 panel of jurors that will award the $200,000 Juried Grand Prize and $62,500 in Category Awards at the eighth iteration of ArtPrize, slated to take place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from September 21-October 9.
We love NYC and LA and all the art they have to offer, but we know they’re only two towns of many across the country mounting great exhibitions large and small.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) is one of the central hubs for the ArtPrize activities that throw the city into a cultural frenzy each fall.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — All around me, swarms of people with faces caught between eagerness and beleaguerment are gravitating towards a giant paper blow-up of a detail of the American flag.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — I can’t imagine I’m the only one who found ArtPrize 7 a little underwhelming.
This fall the seventh annual ArtPrize competition will be awarding a total of $500,000 including two top prizes of $200,000 each, one decided by public vote, the other decided by a panel of three jurors.
Last Friday, Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha won both the popular and juried vote at ArtPrize for her installation “Intersections.” It was the first time in the history of the Grand Rapids-based competition that an artist reaped top honors in both categories.