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 4, Alice Gray Stites, chief curator at 21c Museum Hotels; Neil Barclay, director of the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans; and Gregory Volk, art critic based in New York will examine finalist entries in the 3-D and Time-Based categories.
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.