ArtPrize 2014: An Early Favorite at GRAM? [Video]
Stop and enjoy Anila Quayyum Agha's "Intersections" at GRAM and you may notice an audible gasp as visitors turn the corner and enter the large room that holds the piece.
"Intersections" is getting strong reactions at ArtPrize.
The first time I saw the piece I heard gasps and almost worried that people might hurt themselves as they reached for their phones and cameras so quickly.
On September 22, before ArtPrize even started, the Top 25 Most Listed pieces of ArtPrize were revealed. "Intersections" was included on that list.
Anyone can create a list. Most lists are used to share or remember favorite pieces of art. Being "most listed" won't win you anything, but it's a sign that you're being noticed.
On the opening afternoon of ArtPrize, GRAM's Jim Hossler told me they were excited that some of their pieces were showing up on several lists.
Judging by the crowd's reaction, there's reason to be excited.
Anila Quayyum Agha explains her piece at ArtPrize.org:
My goal is to explore the binaries of public and private, light and shadow, and static and dynamic by relying on the purity and inner symmetry of geometric design, and the interpretation of the cast shadows.
Add "Intersections" to your list of must-see pieces at ArtPrize.