New Nasher Prize Winner is an Outspoken Artist’s Artist and Pioneering Sculptor
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New Nasher Prize Winner is an Outspoken Artist’s Artist and Pioneering Sculptor

One of the art world’s heftiest — and most respected — awards will be going to an sculptor who is not a household name, but a figure who is an artist’s artist, a mid-career talent whose practice is even more relevant now than when his pioneering works first garnered attention in the late 1990s. The artist is also known for his outspoken attitude, and being the first one to bravely say no to an invitation to participate in the 2019 Whitney Biennial due to questions about a museum trustee’s income sources. Cue Michael Rakowitz, revealed in Dallas Wednesday as the 2020 Nasher Prize Winner. The honor comes with a $100,000 cash prize and an award designed by Pritzker Prize architect Renzo Piano, set to be conferred Saturday, April 4, 2020 in a ceremony at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Watch the Chicago-based sculptor — whose art practice often relates to his Iraqi-Jewish heritage — discussing a body of work recently shown at Art Basel below: Refugees to Food Trucks, Homelessness to Archaeology The selection of Rakowitz, a Northwestern University professor of art theory and practice, as the 2020 Nasher Prize winner aligns with the museum’s mission to think globally and […]

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