ArtPrize Eight viewers can get an intimate look into the history of public art projects through an exhibition curated by Julia Victor, the ArtPrize Curatorial Fellow paired with Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University’s (KCAD’s) The Fed Galleries @ KCAD for 2016. Organized with support from KCAD Curator of Exhibitions Michele Bosak and funded in part by a grant KCAD received from ArtPrize through the Curatorial Fellow initiative, CITY FLUX: Art, Architecture & Grand Rapids examines the role of art in the evolution of urban environments by responding to the impact of Grand Rapids’ historical support of public art, from the commissioning of Alexander Calder’s iconic “La Grande Vitesse” to ArtPrize itself.
CITY FLUX aims to draw ArtPrize Eight audiences into this larger conversation through the work of six talented young artists: Philana Brown, Mike Hewson, Jiyon Hong, Francisco Pinheiro, Bailey Romaine, and Kimberly Sutton. While some of the artists grapple with ideas of place, commodity and culture, others come at the exhibition from another angle, using the city, its history and contemporary life to inform their work, with plenty of overlap in the mix.
Learn more about Julia Victor and CITY FLUX: Art, Architecture & Grand Rapids on the ArtPrize website.