Michigan’s ArtPrize Event Contends with Historical Ties to DeVos Family

September 28th, 2017

ArtPrize, via NYTAs Grand Rapids, Michigan’s annual ArtPrize event gears up for another year, artists are responding to the event’s ties to the DeVos Family, who helped fund the early years of the event. “People try to pin ideologies onto ArtPrize but it’s really about open access to public space and free expression,” says exhibition director Kevin Buist. “There’s this persistent myth that anyone involved is in ideological lock step with one another. That’s completely untrue.”

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