Critical Discourse programming will culminate with the two-part series Why These Finalists?. On October 3 and 4, a panel of three art experts will discuss half of the public and juried finalists in a lively, humorous, and irreverent debate—further exploring the tension between public and expert approaches to assessing art, and seek to answer the burning question often asked on each side of the debate. Both nights will be broadcast live on WOOD TV8.
On the evening of October 3, Chad Alligood, curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Kristin Fleischmann, director of public projects at Pulitzer Arts Foundation; and Jerry Saltz, senior art critic for New York Magazine will discuss the 2-D and Installation finalists.
Admission is free and open to the public, in the ArtPrize HUB/HQ Theater (41 Sheldon Blvd SE). Priority seating for ArtFans and ArtClub Members. Doors close at 6:45 p.m.