GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — More than 1,400 entries in ArtPrize Eight have been narrowed down to 39 finalists for the $200,000 public vote and juried grand prizes. This week, a panel of art critics is scrutinizing each of those pieces.
In round two Tuesday, experts focused on the public and juried favorites in the three-dimensional and time-based categories during “Critical Discourse: Why These Finalists?”
“From a bird’s-eye perspective, it’s oddly lovely. You see this glint in color, so there’s something quite wonderful about it,” one expert said.
The panel of critics included Alice Gray Stites, chief curator at 21c Museum Hotels; Neil Barclay, director of Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans; and New York art critic Gregory Volk.
Monday, a separate panel of critics tackled the top picks in the two-dimensional and installation categories.
The winners of the world’s largest art competition will be announced at the ArtPrize Awards show, Friday Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. on WOOD TV8 and woodtv.com. ArtPrize will host a community watch party for the finale at Rosa Parks Circle, beginning at 5 p.m. Friday.