EVENT: MORE ART UPSTAIRS Screening
DATE: March 30, 2019 from 1 PM - 4 PM
A revolution is occurring in the art world. Not in Paris, Berlin or Hong Kong-but in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ArtPrize, the most highly attended art show in the world, awards cash prizes larger than all other competitions combined. MORE ART UPSTAIRS follows four artists who venture outside Manhattan's art world to vie for critical recognition and to win over the public, who vote on which art wins half of the $500,000 prize money. A panel of art world experts awards the other grand prize. Part classy game show, part engaging art exploration, MORE ART UPSTAIRS captures the debates ArtPrize has triggered: Can culture be democratized? Should artists need or want to connect with audiences? Who gets to decide what is art? What does any of this have to do with what's going on in our country today? (2017, 77 minutes)
Followed by Q&A with film director, Jody Hassett Sanchez and two of the artists featured in the film, Judith Braun and Shawn Michael Warren.
VENUE: East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 3rd and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20565 USA