Overheard at ArtPrize, Part 2

The fun continues with our second installment of collected eavesdroppings (sounds way grosser than intended) from the largest public art competition in the midwest. With one week left of crowd-viewing pleasure, we still welcome your submissions! Enjoy: “I think it’s supposed to be a scalp with hair.” –Guy in baseball cap, breezing by. “Is it … Continue reading

Smart spectacles and masterful manipulations: a look at the 3D Juror’s picks

by Tori Pelz ArtPrize goers are not unfamiliar, to say the least, with the role of spectacle in art. This year, we have been entertained by a shoddy sculpture of a lynched Sadam Hussein that was “censored,” prompting the artist to burn the work in a ridiculous gesture of martyrdom. We’ve been charmed by giant … Continue reading

Overheard at ArtPrize, Part 1

One of the great joys of ArtPrize is the ease in which one can eavesdrop anonymously. In our first installment of Overheard at ArtPrize, we bring you some of our favorites. We welcome guest submissions as well. Give us your quotable quotes by commenting below. “What’s this piece?” — “I dunno, Lady on a Stump.” … Continue reading