|Rob Pruitt presents the First Annual Art Awards
29 October 2009
This fall the Guggenheim inaugurates a new annual art event: artist Rob Pruitt presents The First Annual Art Awards at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in association with White Columns. The Art Awards celebrates select individuals, exhibitions, and projects that have made a significant impact on the field of contemporary art during the past year. Pruitt, whose conceptual practice is rooted in a pop sensibility and a playful critique of art world structures, has conceived the event as a performance-based artwork which follows the format of a Hollywood awards ceremony.
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on October 29, 2009, at the Guggenheim Museum.
Nominee for Group Show of the Year, Gallery:
"ZERO in New York," Sperone Westwater, New York
"ZERO in New York" was the first survey in the United States of works by members of the ZERO group. It concentrated on the movements artistic output between 1957 and 1966, examining the collaborative relationship that developed between groups of artists in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Belgium, and Switzerland in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Henk Peeters, Jan Schoonhoven, Lucio Fontana, Jef Verheyen, and Yves Klein. The exhibition was organized by David Leiber, Director of Sperone Westwater, and Mattijs Visser, Founding Director of the ZERO Foundation.