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‘Bent Sub Sandwich’ at ArtPrize Eight [Video]

A porcelain sculpture of a bent sub sandwich is drawing reactions at ArtPrize Eight.

Learn the story behind "Bent Sub Sandwich."

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Photo Credit: ArtPrize 2016
Photo Credit: ArtPrize 2016
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ArtPrize Public Vote Final 20 is Exactly What You Thought it Would Be [Photos]

ArtPrize announced the Public Vote Final 20 today.

The results are mostly predictable.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Take of Tour of WMU’s ArtPrize Exhibition [Video]

ArtPrize Eight features 170 venues. Sadly, there's not enough time to explore them all. We'll help by highlighting some excellent venues you may have overlooked.

Don't miss Western Michigan University - Grand Rapids at 200 Ionia Avenue SW.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize Artist Wants You to Claim Lost Items [Video]

Marissa Tawney Thaler's "You Lost, I Found" makes art out of litter. The litter/found items are covered with plaster then tagged with the time and location of where they were found.

Potential owners are invited to come forward to claim the items at ArtPrize Eight.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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‘Hug the Wood’ to Listen to Finnish Forests at ArtPrize [Video]

Kirsi Ihalainen's "Finnish Forest Frequencies – sound installation" invites visitors to enjoy the sounds of a Finnish forest by hugging pieces of wood hanging from the ceiling at ArtPrize Eight.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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‘Paper Bag Test’ Starts Conversation About Race, Identity at ArtPrize [Video]

IlaSahai Prouty's "Paper Bag Test - Grand Rapids" invites visitors to ArtPrize Eight to share their thoughts about race and identity.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Motorized Wood Beams Shake the Floor at ArtPrize Eight [Video]

Zimoun's entry into ArtPrize Eight has one of the longer names of this fall's competition, "250 prepared ac-motors, 325kg roof laths, 1.0km rope." It's also one of the loudest entries with 250 motorized wood beams repeatedly striking the floor at SiTE:LAB on Rumsey Street.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize Chicago Sign Made of 27,000 Bullet Casings [Video]

Sometimes at ArtPrize the medium is the message.

Jenna Blazevich's "The City Beautiful" uses 27,000 .22 bullet casings to send her message about Chicago loud and clear.

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Category: ARTPRIZE, Arts, Political, Videos
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Jurors’ Shortlist Announced for ArtPrize Eight

ArtPrize tonight hosted the fifth annual Jurors’ Shortlist Event at the ArtPrize HUB/HQ Theater.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Nuns on a Ramp at ArtPrize [Video]

Think you've seen it all at ArtPrize?

You're not even close.

Susana Cook's "Nuns on Ramp" will make sure of that.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Burning Man Artist Brings Underwater LED Sculpture to Grand River at ArtPrize [Video]

Christopher Schardt has had installations using fire or LEDs at Burning Man for ten years. This year, Schardt brings an underwater LED sculpture to ArtPrize Eight.

His entry ran into electronic problems after being damaged by water last week, but is now working perfectly. 

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Augustine Songco/UICA
Augustine Songco/UICA
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ArtPrize Artist Whose Work Was Stolen in 2015 Returns with Positive Attitude and New Work

Do you remember the artist in ArtPrize 2015 whose work was literally dismantled, stolen, by the public last year?

He was Jeffrey Augustine Songco, and he's back with a new work.

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