08 February 2013

AICA-USA Exhibition Award Nominations

The Board of AICA-USA is pleased to announce the list of exhibitions nominated for our upcoming exhibition awards ceremony, an annual event honoring excellence in curatorial achievement. 

Nominees for the best exhibitions opening in the United States cultural institutions between July 2011 & December 2012 were proposed by AICA-USA members, whose research and opinions resulted in a selection of 84 exhibitions across 12 categories.  Their final ballots will determine which exhibitions will receive awards at our annual AICA-USA Awards Ceremony, which will be held in New York City in early April.

 

AICA AWARD NOMINATIONS

 

1) BEST PROJECT IN A PUBLIC SPACE

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller: The Murder of Crows, Park Avenue Armory, New York.  

Ann Hamilton: The Event of a Thread, Park Avenue Armory, New York.  

Light and Landscape, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY. Nora Lawrence, curator.

Tatzu Nishi: Discovering Columbus, Columbus Circle, New York City Public Art Fund.

Krysztof Wodiczko: Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection, Union Square Park, New York. More Art and Gallery Lelong, organizers.

 

2) BEST SHOW IN A NON-PROFIT GALLERY OR ALTERNATIVE SPACE

Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years, Artists Space, New York Stefan Kalmár and Richard Birkett, curators.

Nayland Blake: FREE!LOVE!TOOL!BOX!, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Betti-Sue Hertz, curator.

Vaginal Davis: HAG–small, contemporary, haggard, Participant, Inc., New York.

Mike Kelley: 1954-2012, Water Mill Center, Water Mill, NY. Harald Falckenberg, curator.

Machine Wilderness: Re-Envisioning Art, Technology & Nature, 516 Arts, the Albuquerque Museum and other NM venues. Suzanne Sbarge, executive producer.

Painters Painting, The Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta. Stuart Horodner, curator.  

Un-Natural, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Scott Canty, curator.

EJay Weiss: 9/11 Elegies: 2001-2011, Narthex Gallery, St Peter’s Church, New York.  

 

3) BEST SHOW IN A UNIVERSITY GALLERY

Patricia Cronin: All Is Not Lost, 
Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. Charles Lovell, curator.

Amy Cutler, Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara. Laura Steward and Janet Dees, curators.  Organized for ADAM at UCSB by Elyse Gonzalez.

Tony Feher, Des Moines Art Museum and Blaffer Art Museum.  Claudia Schmuckli, curator.

Liza Lou: Let the Light In, Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, Savannah, GA.  Erin Dziedzic, curator. 

Shinohara Pops! The Avant-Garde Road, Tokyo/New York, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York, New Paltz. Hiroko Ikegami and Reiko Tomii, curators.

Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, Yale University Art Gallery.  Jennifer Gross, curator.

Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950-1970, Grey Art Gallery, New York University.  Estrellita B. Brodsky, curator.

Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore, Grey Art Gallery, New York University.  Susan Harris and Lynn Gumpert, curators. 

 

4) BEST ARCHITECTURE OR DESIGN SHOW

The Art of Scent, Museum of Art and Design, New York.  Chandler Burr, curator.

California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Wendy Kaplan, curator.

Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art, Museum of Art and Design, New York.  Donald Albrecht and Tom Mellins, curators.

Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO and Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Jason T. Busch and Catherine L. Futter, curators.

 

5) BEST DIGITAL, FILM, PERFORMANCE, or VIDEO EXHIBITION

"Song 1" by Doug Aitken, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC. Kerry Brougher, Curator.

Oskar Fischinger: Space Light Art – A Film Environment, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Chrissie Iles, curator, in association with Cindy Keefer.

I Feel Your Pain by Liz Magic Laser, Presented at SVA Theater, New York, as part of Performa 11.  RoseLee Goldberg, curator.

Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Traveled to the Jewish Museum, New York. Stephanie Barron and Britt Salvesen, curators.

Steve McQueen, Art Institute of Chicago. Co-organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and the Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland. James Rondeau, curator. 

Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets, Museum of Modern Art, New York. Ron Magliozzi, Curator.

Jack Smith: Normal Love, MOMA PS. Christopher Y. Lew, curator.

Bill Viola: Liber Insularum, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. Roc Laseca, curator.

 

6) BEST SHOW IN A COMMERCIAL GALLERY IN NEW YORK

Georges Braque, Pioneer of Modernism, Acquavella Galleries.

Lesley Dill: Faith & the Devil, George Adams Gallery.

Leonardo Drew, Sikkema Jenkins.

Gelitin, Greene Naftali.

Happenings: Performance Art in New York, 1958–1963, Pace Gallery.  Milly Glimcher, curator.

Nicholas Krushenick: A Survey, Gary Snyder Gallery.

Rodney McMillian: Prospect Ave., Maccarone.

A Visual Essay on Gutai, Hauser & Wirth. Midori Nishizawa, curator.

 

7) BEST SHOW IN A COMMERCIAL GALLERY NATIONALLY

Samantha Fields: Be Careful What You Wish For, Western Project, Los Angeles.

Helen Rebekah Garber: Spells, Spires and Other Delicate Business, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles.

Jiha Moon: Detourist, Saltworks, Atlanta. 

Photography Into Sculpture, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles.

Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles. Mika Yoshitake, curator. 

Sub-Pop, Cardwell Jimmerson, Culver City, CA.

 

8) BEST MONOGRAPHIC MUSEUM SHOW IN NEW YORK

George Bellows, Metropolitan Museum.  Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and the Royal Academy, London.  Traveled to The Metropolitan Museum, New York.  Charles Brock and Barbara Weinberg, curators.

John Chamberlain: Choices, Guggenheim Museum.  Susan Davidson, curator. 

de Kooning: A Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art.  John Elderfield, curator.

Matisse: In Search of True Painting—An Exploration of Matisse’s Painting Process, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Rebecca Rabinow, curator. Earlier versions of the exhibition were presented at the Centre Pompidou, Musée Nationale d’Art Moderne and the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Picasso Black and White, Guggenheim Museum.  Carmen Giménez, curator.

Cindy Sherman, Museum of Modern Art.   Eva Respini and Lucy Gallun, curators. 

Sarah Sze: Infinite Line, The Asia Society.  Miwako Tezuka, curator.

Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe, Co-organized by the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles and the Brooklyn Museum, New York.  Eugenia Tsai and Lisa Milandri, curators. 

 

9) BEST MONOGRAPHIC MUSEUM SHOW NATIONALLY

Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; travels to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Dana Miller, curator.

Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA.  Exhibition traveled to the Fort Worth Art Museum and The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC.  Sarah C. Bancroft, curator.

Jack Goldstein X 10,000, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA.  Philipp Kaiser, curator.

Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY.  Ian Berry, curator.

John Mellencamp: Nothing Like I Planned, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN.  Renee White, Curator.

Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Exhibition travels to the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Stephanie Barron, curator.

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN.  Exhibition travels to five US venues, 2013-2014. Katie Delmez, curator.

 

10) BEST THEMATIC MUSEUM SHOW IN NEW YORK

Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop, Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Exhibition travels to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.  Mia Fineman, curator.

Materializing ‘Six Years’: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art, Brooklyn Museum.  Catherine Morris and Vincent Bonin, curators.

The Sexuality Spectrum, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Museum.  Laura Kruger, curator.

Sinister Pop and Dark and Deadpan: Pop in TV and the Movies, Whitney Museum of American Art. Donna De Salvo and Scott Rothkopf; Chrissie Iles and Jay Sanders, curators. 

Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde, Museum of Modern Art.  Doryun Chong and Nancy Lim, curators.

The Ungovernables: 2012 New Museum Triennial, New Museum.  Eugenie Joo and Ryan Inouye, curators.

 

11) BEST THEMATIC MUSEUM SHOW NATIONALLY

Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in association with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.  Paul Schimmel, curator.

Drawing Surrealism, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  Exhibition travels to the Morgan Library, New York. Leslie Jones, curator.

Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Philipp Kaiser and Miwon Kwon, curators.

Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN.  Mark Scala, curator.

In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States, Co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City. Ilene Susan Fort, and Tere Arcq, curators.

More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM in partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Elizabeth Armstrong, curator.

Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and MOMA PS1, New York. Kellie Jones, curator.

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. Valerie Cassell Oliver, curator.

Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  Cindi Strauss, curator.

 

12) BEST HISTORICAL MUSEUM SHOW NATIONALLY

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay, Co-organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth.  Ian Wardropper, Anthony Sigel, and C. D. Dickerson III, curators.

Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940, The Jewish Museum, New York. Norman Kleeblatt, curator, in consultation with Stephen Brown.

‘The English Prize: The Capture of the Westmorland, an Episode of the Grand Tour,’ Co-organized by the Yale Center For British Art, New Haven, CT and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, in association with the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, University of Oxford. Scott Wilcox and María Dolores Sánchez-Jáuregui Alpañés, curators.

'For I am the Black Jaguar': Shamanic Visionary Experience in Ancient American Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, Atlanta. Rebecca Stone, curator.

Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925, Museum of Modern Art.  Leah Dickerman, curator, with Masha Chlenova, curatorial assistant.

Masterworks in Metal, Ink, and Silk from the Suzhou Museum, San Diego Museum of Art. Suzanne Cahill, curator.

The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini, Co-organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie.  Keith Christiansen & Stefan Weppelman, curators.

 

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