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ArtPrize On Screen: More Art Upstairs // Red Skies

ArtPrize is the most highly attended art show in the world, and it awards cash prizes larger than all other competitions combined. International critics and general crowds pack bars, galleries and abandoned buildings all over town, taking in over 1,500 works from cerebral conceptualists and weekend hobbyists. Nimble cameras follow four artists, each vying not only for critical recognition but for every public vote they can drum up. "More Art Upstairs" captures the debates ArtPrize has intentionally (or inadvertently?) triggered: Can culture be democratized? Do artists need or want to connect with audiences? And is the canonical art establishment on its way out?

This feature film will be preceded by Michigan-made short, “How Do We Sing?”, directed by Jarod Facknitz—during which the protagonists hear a voice in the sky, though it may not be what they think.

ArtPrize On Screen is presented by the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office and produced by Celebration! Cinema. Each film will be preceded by a Michigan-made short film curated by the UICA's Open Projector Night Series.

Film screening tickets are free, but reservations must be arranged for seats in the theater.  Rush Lines will form outside the venue 45 minutes before showtime. Fifteen minutes prior to showtime, any unfilled seats will be released to the Rush Line.

ArtPrize On Screen: More Art Upstairs // Red Skies