ArtPrize and its Discontents / Hyperallergic

CHICAGO — At surface value, ArtPrize is all giant flowers, mythical dragons, yarn-bombed trees, and cash galore. Begun in 2009, the annual event attracts thousands of visitors from Michigan and elsewhere, a strange combination of populism and art world elitism wrapped into one — but it is not an idealistic “coming together” of the two […]

SiTE:Lab Raises the Bar for ArtPrize / Hyperallergic

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — In a smaller city like Grand Rapids, where the cost of living is far lower than American art centers like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, there can be more curatorial opportunities —  if one plays their cards right. The Not Yet exhibition curated by Paul Amenta of SiTE:LAB is proof that an ambitious […]