Their awards may not have the glitz of Rob Pruitt's Art Awards, but the U.S. chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) has stamina. It has presented annual prizes for over 25 years, and just announced the 2010 winners. While Pruitt's awards celebrate art-world personalities, AICA focuses on exhibitions.
But crossovers include Marina Abramovic, who won Pruitt's award for best solo show and AICA's for best monographic show in New York. Martha Rosler, who won a lifetime achievement award from Pruitt, was included in the AICA-selected thematic show "Seductive Subversion."
CHARLES BURCHIELD, AN APRIL MOOD, 1946–55. COURTESY WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Elizabeth C. Baker, the esteemed Art in America editor who stepped down in 2008 after 34 years at the helm, will be honored with a special prize for her contribution to criticism. AICA's ceremony will take place at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art on March 14.
AICA's exhibition picks are:
BEST PROJECT IN A PUBLIC SPACE
"Cai Guo-Qiang: Fallen Blossoms" at the Fabric Workshop and Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art
BEST SHOW IN A NONPROFIT GALLERY OR SPACE
"Leon Golub: Live & Die like a Lion?" at the Drawing Center, New York.
BEST SHOW IN A UNIVERSITY GALLERY
"Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield," organized by the Hammer Museum of Art, UCLA, curated by Robert Gober
BEST ARCHITECTURE OR DESIGN SHOW
"Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity," organized by New York's Museum
of Modern Art along with the Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, and the Klassik Stiftung Weimar
BEST SHOW INVOLVING DIGITAL MEDIA, VIDEO, FILM OR PERFORMANCE
"Tino Sehgal" at the Guggenheim Museum, New York
BEST SHOW IN A COMMERCIAL GALLERY IN NEW YORK
"Claude Monet" at Gagosian Gallery
BEST SHOW IN A COMMERCIAL GALLERY NATIONALLY
"Lines, Shapes and Shadows: Robert Ryman, Fred Sandback, Richard Tuttle and Sol LeWitt" at Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston
BEST MONOGRAPHIC MUSEUM SHOW IN NEW YORK
"Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present" at the Museum of Modern Art
BEST MONOGRAPHIC MUSEUM SHOW NATIONALLY
"Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917," co-organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art, New York
BEST THEMATIC MUSEUM SHOW IN NEW YORK
"In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960–1976" at the Museum of Modern Art
BEST THEMATIC MUSEUM SHOW NATIONALLY
"Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968," organized by the University of the Arts, Philadelphia
BEST HISTORICAL MUSEUM SHOW NATIONALLY
"Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers," co-organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Mixed Media, 212 x 66 inches, Courtesy the artist.
Artist Kirstine Roepstorff was born and trained in Denmark, but lives and works in Berli