Why These Finalists: 2-D and installation


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The finalists for ArtPrize 10 have been chosen, and now art critics are weighing in on whether they’re any good.

In “Why These Finalists?” Monday, panelists gave their honest — sometimes brutally honest — opinions on the two-dimensional and installation artworks on the jurors’ Shortlist and the public’s Final 20 picks.

==Watch “Why These Finalists?” above.==

Only two artworks, both 2-D pieces and displayed at DeVos Place, are on both lists: “THE STRING PROJECT” by Chelsea Nix and Mariano Cortez and “Mastermind America” by Alexi Torres.

The panelists included:

  • Sharon Louden. Louden is an artist, educator and advocate for artists, the editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life book series and the artistic director of the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution in New York state.
  • Charlie Tatum. Tatum is the editorial and communications manager at Pelican Bomb in New Orleans.
  • Jeffery Augustine Songco. Songco is a multidisciplinary artist living in Grand Rapids who won the juried category award for an installation at ArtPrize Nine for his entry Society of 23’s Locker Dressing Room.

On Tuesday, a separate panel of critics will consider the finalists in the three-dimensional and time-based categories.

>>Shortlist map (PDF) | Final 20 map (PDF) | Venue hours

The finalists are up for a $200,000 juried grand prize and a $200,000 public vote grand prize, plus smaller category prizes. The winners of ArtPrize 10 will be announced Friday during an awards show that will air live on WOOD TV8.

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