Saturday, January 12, 2008

Another accolade for Picture Show

I just learned that Picture Show has won an award from the New England chapter of AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d’art, the International Association of Art Critics). I am so thrilled! I am so excited to be counted among a group of superb museums, galleries, and alternative spaces, and honored by critics and peers. I am not sure if it's a first or second place award or the exact category, but my guess for the latter is: "Best Group Show in Institutional/University Gallery, Boston-area." I'll let you know if it's a gold or silver after the ceremony in February!

From the AICA's literature:
Each year the ...[AICA] invites its nearly 400 members to vote for the best exhibitions created during that season as a way to acknowledge the exceptional work contributed by artists, curators, and dealers in the field of the visual arts. These prestigious annual awards are the art-world’s equivalent to those given each year by the New York Film Critics Society, the Drama Desk and the Academy of Motion Pictures. Additionally, for the past six years, the New England chapter of AICA has initiated its own awards ceremony to honor local efforts, which are also announced at the National AICA/USA awards ceremony....AICA was founded in 1949 as a non-profit governmental affiliate of UNESCO. The Paris-based AICA comprises 4,000 members in 74 national sections around the world. AICA, whose members are distinguished critics, scholars, curators and art historians, aims to further protect the field of art criticism as a discipline and emphasize its contribution to society, and to act on behalf of the moral defense of works of art.

1 comment:

pitchertaker said...

Like YEA! For sure.