“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.” 
― John Donne

An ArtPrize Perspective

An ArtPrize Perspective

I did a few little articles for the Lanthorn concerning ArtPrize Nine. Rather than post them separately, I figured I'd put them all together, here.

ArtPrize Open - We did some barebones coverage of the opening ceremony at Rosa Parks Circle. The night photos I got afterward were some of the better photos I've taken at ArtPrize. They're posted in the collage below.

ArtPrize Profiles - During preview weekend I chased around and previewed these pieces, or talked to the artist after viewing photos of their work. Each of them has some connection to Grand Valley State University. It was tough, but kind of cool at the same time.

ArtPrize by the Numbers - I wrote this article almost ten days into the competition, it's brief, but gets the job done for someone who's seen eight ArtPrizes before. 

The above collage is my best photos from ArtPrize Nine. Not all of them are exclusively ArtPrize Nine entries, but they'are all taken downtown during the event. I've put together a video at the bottom, with high-quality versions of the gifs in the collage and a couple extras.

NYT - The New York Times did this article midway through ArtPrize. It's a neat article about what influence the DeVos family might have over ArtPrize entries. I'm also incredibly jealous of the photos of Ryan Spencer Reed that they took.

That's all for now, but I do have a pretty big feature on the way that should be done in a week or so.

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