The Top Ten Exhibitions and Artworks I Saw in 2017

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Each year I do a list post about the best art I saw over the past twelve months. I don’t claim that these are the best exhibitions of 2017, because I don’t see nearly enough to make that claim. But I still think it’s worth keeping a log of the exhibitions and artworks that moved me this year. These are listed in the order in which I saw them. Most are newly created, but some are… definitely not. I always see good work at ArtPrize, but I…

Pitch Night Louisville 2016

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ArtPrize is teaming up with 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky to offer one artist a $5,000 grant to create an ambitious installation at a centrally located ArtPrize Venue.

Every fall,…

Pitch Night Durham 2016

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ArtPrize is not just for “anyone,” we are for “everyone.” By producing programs that are intentionally inclusive, we work to understand and resolve the limitations of an open call by actively…


Pitch Night Minneapolis 2016

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ArtPrize is teaming up with the the Walker Art Center and mnartists.org in Minneapolis to host Pitch Night, a one-night event where an artist will leave with a $5,000 grant to create an…


ArtPrize Seven Critical Discourse Lineup

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Critical Discourse—an event within an event powered by ITC, Your Energy Superhighway—returns for ArtPrize Seven, bringing a week of exploration, interpretation, and debate, as well as…


Meet the Jurors: Wangechi Mutu

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Artist Wangechi Mutu and ArtPrize's Kevin Buist discuss feminism in art, Mutu's significant social and environmental advocacy work and the importance of snakes. Mutu is included in the 2015…

Meet the Jurors: Shari Frilot

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Shari Frilot, Curator of New Frontier at Sundance Film Festival and ArtPrize's Kevin Buist delve into exciting developments at the intersection of filmmaking and Virtual Reality technology,…


Meet the Jurors: Sarah Urist Green

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Kevin Buist, ArtPrize’s Director of Exhibitions andSarah Urist Green, Curator and Creator of PBS show The Art Assignment discuss all things vlogging, audience engagement and breaking the…

Meet the Jurors: Robin Cembalest

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Kevin Buist, ArtPrize’s Director of Exhibitions recently chatted with veteran arts journalist and ArtPrize Seven Juror, Robin Cembalest. Buist and Cembalest discussed the role of social media…