Posts Tagged ‘Foster Prize’

The James & Audrey Foster Prize at ICA Boston

Sandrine Schaefer. Acclimating to Horizontal Movement (Wandering with the Horizon), 2015; performance. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo: Nisa Ojalvo.

Until now, the ICA Boston’s Foster Prize has been relatively traditional. It begins with the museum’s announcement of a short list of artists who participate in its biennial. From there, an independent panel of judges selects one winner, who walks away with a cash prize. This year’s Foster Prize is different. The ICA’s Associate Director of Performing Arts, John Andress, and Senior Curator, Jenelle Porter,[…..]

The Foster Prize: Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper. yu yu tangerine, 2013; wood, aluminum brackets, screws, ceramics, fiberglass, silkscreen on muslin, acrylic, watercolor, marker, rice paper monoprints, digital photographs; dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist. Photo: John Kennard.

As part of our ongoing relationship with the Boston-based Big Red & Shiny, today we bring you a review of Mark Cooper’s work at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Cooper was one of four artists of “exceptional promise” shortlisted for the Foster Prize (along with Sarah Bapst, Katarina Burin, and Luther Price), and all four of the nominees had their ICA exhibitions reviewed on Big Red & Shiny’s blog[…..]

The Foster Prize finalists at the ICA Boston

The Foster Prize at the ICA Boston is one of the perennial Boston happenings where we take part in our favorite pastime: complaining. We complain about it from beginning to end investigating the minutia, gossiping about the motivations behind nominations, and frowning at the notion that any of the art could be worth our time. This worthwhile award has been slighted in recent years as[…..]