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Why We Announced Project 1 on a Robert Morris Earthwork

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Last week we announced that ArtPrize will be producing a new kind of public art exhibition in 2019, called Project 1, and shifting ArtPrize to a biennial schedule to make room for this new series of large scale commissions between each ArtPrize. Today I want to offer some thoughts about the location we chose to deliver the news.

We made the announcement at Grand Rapids’ Belknap Park, home to a giant asphalt “X” inscribed in a hillside, the work of American sculptor Robert Morris. 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…

Meet the ArtPrize Seven Curatorial Fellows

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Earlier this year, we announced our new Fellowship for Emerging Curators program, designed to offer emerging curators the opportunity to gain valuable experience working alongside a curator…



Venice Biennale, First Impressions

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I'm spending a few days at the opening of the 56th Venice Biennale. The exhibition is one of the most important in the art world. Artwork is displayed all over the city, but the two main…


Pitch Night Minneapolis 2015

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ArtPrize is continuing its partnership with Walker Art Center and mnartists.org to stage Pitch Night Minneapolis at the Walker on May 19. At the event, five Minnesota artists will pitch ideas…

Pitch Night Expands to Indianapolis

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What does an artist do with $5,000, 400,000 people, and 7,000 square feet? ArtPrize is teaming up with the Indianapolis Museum of Art to find out.

Every fall, over 1,500 artists from around…