The West Coast conceptual artist Michael Asher has been granted the 2010 Bucksbaum Award, reports the New York Times. The award is granted to a single artist exhibiting work at the Whitney Biennial every two years. The winner of the prize is given $100,000 and a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Described as the “patron [saint] of institutional critique” by the New York Times, Asher’s Biennial project consists of keeping the museum open around the clock from May 26 at 00:01 through May 28 at 23:59.
The jury responsible for selecting Asher for the prize consisted of: Adam D. Weinberg, the Whitney’s Alice Pratt Brown Director; Donna De Salvo, Whitney Associate Director of Programs and Chief Curator; the 2010 curators Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari; and three guest panelists, Hou Hanru (San Francisco Art Institute), Yasmil Raymond (Dia), and James Rondeau (Art Institute of Chicago).
|Michael Asher, Relocation of Houdon’s George Washington, 2006. Photo: Art Institute of Chicago. |