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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Surprise!

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The New York Academy In Rome's Rome Prizes have been announced -

Boyce Cummings, a painter from New York
Yun-Fei Ji, an artist from Brooklyn
Ward Shelley, another Brooklyn artist
Carrie M. Weems, an artist from Syracuse, NY

The judges were -

Agnes Gund, President Emerita, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Nayland Blake, Artist; Chair, Masters Program in Advanced Photographic Studies, International Center for Photography/Bard, New York, NY
Lyle Ashton Harris, FAAR'01, Artist, New York, NY
Alison Rossiter, Photographer, Navesink, NJ
Jenny Holzer, RAAR'04, Artist, Represented by Cheim & Read, New York, NY, New York, NY
Laura Hoptman, Curator, 2004-05 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, New York, NY
Eve Sussman, FAAR'96, Artist, Founder and Artistic Director of the Rufus Corporation, Brooklyn, NY

The above lists are cut and pasted from the American Academy in Rome's website. Notice how they have former NY MoMA curator Laura Hoptman living in Pittsburgh, New York, NY. That's hilarious.

2005/2006

6 NY'ers and one Jersey-ite choose 3 NY'ers and an artist from Upstate.

2004/2005

Seven New Yorkers choosing 3 New Yorkers and a guy in LA

2003/2004

Six New Yorkers and a Chicagoan choose four New Yorkers.

Why do they call this place the AMERICAN Academy in Rome? My old post on this is here.
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2 comments:

Elizabeth S. said...

Great posts lately Martin, thanks for keeping us informed. And I totally agree with your thoughts on Martin Lease and his VCU work. I couldn't tear myself away from that wall of people from his life. I've got a high school reunion coming up (20th!), and this whole year I've been running into people I haven't seen in decades--some sort of weird karma. I found Lease's piece very compelling and I can't quite explain why.

Signed, E.S. originally from Houston, New York, NY, now in Richmond, Washington, DC

Dan said...

> Notice how they have former NY MoMA curator Laura Hoptman living in Pittsburgh, New York, NY. That's hilarious.

Seems to me it's more a case of them having Hoptman living in "New York, NY" with just the Carnegie located in Pittsburgh... which, when you think about it, kind of makes some sense (but then that's just me... and perhaps you're only kinding).