So, You Think You Can Curate ArtPrize? | Arts & Culture
By Jeff Hill
Let me preface this article by saying that generally speaking, Rapid Growth does not cover individual artist entries or venues at ArtPrize. It's not that we don't like the event, or don't like artists or venues, but it would open a proverbial can of worms for us; a big stinky can of worms.
Starting in late August, artists, venues and PR professionals from around the world begin inundating us with promotional materials about ArtPrize. There's no possible way that we could give a fair representation of what ArtPrize has to offer without looking like we're playing favorites. In addition, several of our staff are heavily involved in the artist community, so it would be difficult to choose what specific entries to cover, again, without playing favorites. And lastly, we have a limited budget every week to try and fit in all the exciting things going on in Grand Rapids, inside and outside of ArtPrize. So to all those ArtPrize participants making their pitches to get picked up in Rapid Growth, we apologize.
With that being said, we're going to make an exception this year for some very notable reasons. Paul Amenta, curator of Site:Lab at the old public museum at 54 Jefferson, was gracious enough to give Rapid Growth a tour of their venue this past...