G-Sync: The Art of Disruption & The Keys to Tomorrow | Arts & Culture
Tommy Allen, Lifestyle Editor
Every year, Rapid Growth has the unique opportunity to float between many worlds during Grand Rapids’ annual art competition, ArtPrize. But this year, I have avoided the buzzwords of “synergy,” “innovation,” and “sustainability,” choosing instead to embrace a far more appropriate word that has real power to change our city: "Disruption," the act of delaying or interrupting the continuity. Or, as I say, unseating the status quo for the greater good.
Since we are not beholden to ArtPrize in any fashion, we, as a team of editors and publishers, sometimes get to observe from the ground floor these trends that emerge often unnoticed by the public as they race, facedown in their phones, from venue to venue.
One venue not only captured the attention of the jurors -- who awarded four out of the six juried prizes this year to the venue or pieces inside the venue -- but SiTE:LAB also caught the attention of our sister publication, Model D, who ran a piece on the Detroit factor in ArtPrize 2012.
SiTE:LAB, curated by a group that “creates temporary site-specific art projects aimed at facilitating dynamic collaborations between...