Sunday, September 23, 2018


By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton

2018 Alpha Omega Prize Finalist:
"PULSE Nightclub: 49 Elegies" by John Gutoskey at Grand Rapid's Art Museum  for ArtPrize10
ArtPrize is dead. This news will not surprise the hundreds of professional artists who didn’t show up this year. The four perennially mega art venues were mega disappointments: DeVos Convention Center (nearly empty); The GRAM (reinstalled the winner from 2014); and UTICA and the Kendall School of Design (closed). What worked? Church installations and new restaurants. Christian imagery was strong this year including those taking on social issues. We also recommend the jambalaya at Leo’s, and the pheasant & cactus at MeXo. ArtPrize is taking next year off, and because we believe in resurrection, that makes John Gutoskey'sPULSE Nightclub: 49 Elegie,” our ArtPrize entry of the week.
"PULSE Nightclub: 49 Elegies" by John Gutoskey at Grand Rapid's Art Museum for ArtPrize10
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Near empty hallways at DeVos Convention Center

"Jesus" by Mher Khachatryan

PULSE Nightclub: 49 Elegies by John Gutoskey