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Welcoming Back ArtPrize Works

Welcoming Back ArtPrize Works
Posted May 18th, 2013 @ 5:40am by Chuck LaTour, WOOD Radio news team


If you missed ArtPrize last year, several of the more interesting pieces will be on display at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

They call it ArtPrize Encore. GRAM curators selected and invited 13 artists from seven different venues, as well as GRAM’s ArtPrize 2012:Transformation exhibition, representing designers, filmmakers, draftsmen, sculptors, installation artists, and painters who work in Michigan, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, Florida, and California. The selected installations were chosen by GRAM curators for their resonances and references to the Museum Collection, to upcoming exhibitions, and to the Museum’s unique architectural setting.

Daryn Kuipers, interim executive director of ArtPrize, tells WOOD Radio each piece has an interesting story. "They are not necessarily the best pieces or the top pieces, but they were ones that particularly drew the attention of our curators and drew some connection to art work we already have that some may find interesting."

The Encore! exhibition has been integrated and juxtaposed with the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions on all three levels of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, including the Lobby, Sculpture Court, Level II Balcony and East Court, and Level III Collection Galleries.

All works included in the Encore! exhibition will be on view through ArtPrize 2013.

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