ArtPrize 10: The Jurors’ Shortlist

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Art experts have narrowed down their Shortlist for the best of the best at ArtPrize 10.

Jurors picked five artworks in four categories — two-dimensional, three-dimensional, time-based and installation — and five venues to contend for prizes in the world’s largest art competition.

>>Online: ArtPrize 10 Shortlist map (PDF) | Venue hours

Category: Two-dimensional

“PULSE Nightclub: 49 Elegies” by John Gutoskey

Location: Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center

“But Did You Die?” by Heather Johnson

Location: Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives, 87 Monroe Center NW

“City with Shining Neon Lights, Hollywood, America” by Norimitsu Kokubo

Location: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE

“THE STRING PROJECT” by Chelsea Nix & Mariano Cortez

Location: DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave. NW

“Mastermind America” by Alexi Torres 

Location: DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave. NW

Category: Three-dimensional

108 Death Masks: A Communal Prayer for Peace and Justice by Nikesha Breeze

Location: DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave. NW

Naming the Dead by Mahwish Chishty

Location: The Ruse Escape Rooms, 25 Division Ave. S, Suite 125

Untitled by Tony Pedemonte  

Location: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE

Barter Boat by RADAR Art

Location: Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave. NE

Untitled by Shinichi Sawada

Location: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE

Category: Installation

Madison at Franklin by Mandy Cano Villalobos

Location: SiTE:LAB, 415 Franklin St. SE

Heidelbergology; 2+2=8 by Tyree Guyton Heidelberg Project

Location: SiTE:LAB, 415 Franklin St. SE

By Her Own Hand by Lora Robertson

Location: Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St.

Silent Chorus by Eva Rocha

Location: Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St.

Locked and Loaded by Kimberly Walker

Location: Grand Valley State University, 301 Fulton St. W

 

Category: Time-Based

C R O S S R O A D by Crossroad Collective

Location: SiTE:LAB, 415 Franklin St. SE

Consequence by Brianna Lynn Hernandez Baurichter

Location: The Bend Gallery, 40 S. Division Avenue

brown, carmine, and blue. by Le’Andra LeSeur

Location: SiTE:LAB, 415 Franklin St. SE

Disabled Country by Neil Marcus

Location: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE

No Names by Niskanen & Salo

Location: Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center

 

Category: Outstanding Venue

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE

Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives, 87 Monroe Center NW

Muse GR, 727 Leonard St. NW

SiTE:LAB, 415 Franklin St. SE

UICA Outside: Westside, 288 Pearl St. NW

The ArtPrize 10 Shortlist jurors included:

  • Two-dimensional: Dexter Wimberly, an independent curator.
  • Three-dimensional: Rebecca Carbin, the principal and founder at Art + Public UnLtd in Toronto.
  • Time-Based: Alex Greenberger, senior editor of ARTnews, based in New York City.
  • Installation: Carmen Hermo, associate curator at the Brooklyn Museum Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
  • Outstanding Venue: Kim Nguyen, curator and head of programs at CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco.

>>Complete coverage of ArtPrize on woodtv.com

Each of the jurors will choose a $12,500 category winner, to be announced during the ArtPrize Awards Oct. 5. A separate panel of jurors will select a $200,000 juried grand prize winner from among the Shortlist.

The public’s favorite 20 pieces, one of which will win the $200,000 public vote grand prize, will be announced Sunday. The presentation of the Final 20 will air at 1 p.m. on WOTV.

For the second year, ArtPrize-goers also have the option to choose a piece on the Shortlist to win the public vote grand prize. That did not happen last year.

ArtPrize 10 runs through Oct. 7.

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