- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Grand Rapids Art Museum is featuring 11 works from 2014 ArtPrize artists in a curated exhibit called “ArtPrize Encore.”

This is the third year GRAM has curated a show to follow the world’s largest art prize competition each fall in Grand Rapids, according to The Grand Rapids Press ( https://bit.ly/11vomqe ).

Just 11 works were culled from 1,536 entries in the 2014 competition. During ArtPrize, they were hosted in seven venues, including GRAM.

Now, “Encore,” a year-round exhibit at the museum, will feature a rotating selection of these 11 selections alongside the museum’s permanent collection through Oct. 12, 2015, the end of next year’s ArtPrize.

Four of the “Encore” entries were displayed at GRAM during ArtPrize. This includes the winning entry “Intersections” by Anila Quayyum Agha, which will be shown at the museum until Jan. 25, before it is returned to the artist.

“I have found that artists revisit many familiar themes throughout the ages,” said Chief Curator Ron Platt in a release.”’ArtPrize Encore’ presents a fun and enlightening opportunity for the viewer to draw connections between the works of contemporary artists with works from other times and cultures.”

This year’s collection features photography, installations, print, film, drawing and sculpture.

“By curating some of the strongest ArtPrize 2014 entries … the museum has extended the conversation within our community beyond the 19-day event and throughout the year,” ArtPrize Executive Director Christian Gaines said in a release.


Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, https://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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