AICA Award Winners Announced

ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS TO HONOR ARTISTS, MUSEUMS & CURATORS
U. S. ART CRITICS ASSOCIATION (AICA-USA) ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS
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The awards ceremony, which has been held annually for more than 25 years, will take place at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art on March 14 2011 at 6 PM. Awards will be presented by a group of distinguished artists and curators. Elizabeth C. Baker will be honored with a special Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Field of Criticism. Museum curators, artists and critics from around the country are expected to attend. A select number of seats will be available to the public. Members of the public may contact aicausaprogram@gmail.com for more information about attending the event.
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JANUARY 23, 2011 — NEW YORK: The US section of the International Association of Art Critics/AICA-USA announces its annual awards to honor artists, curators, museums, galleries and other cultural institutions in recognition of excellence in the conception and realization of exhibitions. The winning projects were nominated and voted on by the 400 active members to honor outstanding exhibitions of the previous season (June 2009-June 2010). The 26 winners of first and second places in twelve categories, selected from over one hundred finalists, include exhibitions focusing on contemporary artists Marina Abramović, Tino Seghal and Cai Guo-Qiang, the mid 20th century artists Arshile Gorky and Yves Klein and the 19th-century and early 20th century masters Henri Matisse, Otto Dix and Claude Monet, as well as thematic exhibitions dealing with the presence of women artists in pop art, history of performance art, and the Bauhaus.
Awards will be presented by a group of distinguished curators and artists, the former winners of AICA Awards, among them Chuck Close, Christo, and Martin Puryear. The Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts/New York University Linda Nochlin will present the Special Award to Elizabeth C. Baker. Artistic component of the evening will include screening of a video by William Kentridge. Eleanor Heartney and Marek Bartelik will serve as MCs for the evening.
This year’s Nominating Committee included: Eleanor Heartney (Chair), Marek Bartelik (AICA-USA President), Rachel Wolff (AICA-USA Vice-President), Barbara MacAdam (AICA-USA Board), Debra B. Balken, Michael Duncan, and Jeanne Claire van Ryzin.
The Association is pleased to announce the following winners of its 2010 awards:

1/ BEST PROJECT IN A PUBLIC SPACE

First Place:
“Cai Guo-Qiang: Fallen Blossoms”
Organized by the Fabric Workshop and Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Curated by Marion Boulton Stroud, Carlos Basualdo, and Adelina Vlas
Second Places:
“Duke Riley: Those About to Die Salute You”
Organized by the Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Curated by Hitomi Iwasaki
“Antony Gormley: Event Horizon”
Organized by Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York, NY
Curated by Debbie Landau

2/ BEST SHOW IN A NON-PROFIT GALLERY OR SPACE

First Place:
“Leon Golub: Live & Die like a Lion?”
Organized by The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Curated by Brett Littman
Second Place:
“Ree Morton: At the Still Point of the Turning World”
Organized by The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Curated by João Ribas

3/ BEST SHOW IN A UNIVERSITY GALLERY

First Place:
“Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield”
Organized by the Hammer Museum of Art, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Curated by Robert Gober
Second Place:
“Tania Bruguera: On the Political Imaginary”
Organized by Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY
Curated by Helaine Posner

4/ BEST ARCHITECTURE OR DESIGN SHOW

First Place:
“Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity”
Organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY in cooperation with the Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, and the Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Curated by Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman
Second Places:
“Dead or Alive: Nature Becomes Art”
Organized by The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Curated by David Revere McFadden and Lowery Stokes Sims
” …OUT OF HERE: The Veterans Project (by Krzysztof Wodiczko)”
Organized by The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Curated by Randi Hopkins

5/ BEST SHOW INVOLVING DIGITAL MEDIA, VIDEO, FILM OR PERFORMANCE
First Place:
“Tino Sehgal”
Organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Curated by Nancy Spector
Second Place:
“William Kentridge, I Am Not Me, the Horse is Not Mine”
Organized by Performa, as part of Performa 09, Cedar Lake, NY
Curated by RoseLee Goldberg

6/ BEST SHOW IN A COMMERCIAL GALLERY IN NEW YORK

First Place:
“Claude Monet”
Organized by Gagosian Gallery
Curated by Paul Hayes Tucker
Second Place:
“Primary Atmospheres: Works for California 1960-1970″
Organized by David Zwirner
Curated by Tim Nye and Kristine Bell

7/ BEST SHOW IN A COMMERCIAL GALLERY NATIONALLY

First Place:
“Lines, Shapes and Shadows: Robert Ryman, Fred Sandback, Richard Tuttle and Sol LeWitt”
Organized by Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
Curated by Barbara Krakow and Andrew Witkin
Second Place:
“Noriko Ambe: キル – Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project”
Organized by Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
Curated by Glenn Fuhrman

8/ BEST MONOGRAPHIC MUSEUM SHOW IN NEW YORK

First Place:
“Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present”
Organized by the Museum of Modern Art
Curated by Klaus Biesenbach
Second Place:
“Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention”
Organized by The Jewish Museum
Curated by Mason Klein

9/ BEST MONOGRAPHIC MUSEUM SHOW NATIONALLY

First Place:
“Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917″
Organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Curated by Stephanie D’Alessandro and John Elderfield
Second Place:
“Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective”
Organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA in association with Tate Modern, London and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Curated by Michael Taylor

10/ BEST THEMATIC MUSEUM SHOW IN NEW YORK

First Place:
“In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960–1976″
Organized by the Museum of Modern Art
Curated by Christophe Cherix
Second Place:
“100 Years (version #2, ps1, nov 2009)”
Organized by MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY and Performa
Curated by Klaus Biesenbach and RoseLee Goldberg with additional curatorial advice from Jenny Schlenzka

11/ BEST THEMATIC MUSEUM SHOW NATIONALLY

First Place:
“Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958-1968″
Organized by Rosenwald-Wolf, Hamilton Hall & Borowsky Galleries, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Curated by Sid Sachs
Second Place:
“Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-1950s”
Organized by Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Curated by Mary Kate O’Hare

12/ BEST HISTORICAL MUSEUM SHOW NATIONALLY

First Place:
“Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers”
Organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Curated by Kerry Brougher and Philippe Vergne
Second Place:
“Otto Dix”
Organized by Neue Galerie, New York, NY
Curated by Olaf Peters