DeVos’s son Rick created ArtPrize, which her and her husband’s foundation funded in its initial year.
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.
Last night, artist Steve Lambert announced that he will not be keeping the money if he wins an ArtPrize award. ArtPrize is the large art festival that gives away over half a million dollars through a balanced formula of art professional and public voting (each group gives away roughly $300,000).
ArtPrize announced today the hiring of a new executive director, Christian Gaines. We spoke to Gaines, whose background is in film festival management, to discuss his plans for the organization, host to one of the largest contemporary art prizes in the world.