Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Art critics association announces awards for best shows of 2011

The American chapter of the the International Association of Art Critics has announced the winners of its annual AICA Awards honoring artists, curators and critics for excellence in art exhibitions in 2011. They include an installation by Sarah Sze on the High Line (Best Project in Public Space); the exhibition Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art at the Japan Society (Best show in a Non-Profit Gallery or Space); the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Best Architecture or Design Show); and Paula Cooper Gallery's presentation of Christian Marclay's The Clock (Best Show in a Commercial Gallery in New York).
Image: Sarah Sze, Still Life With Landscape (Model for a Habitat) at the High Line, NY. Image from the the High Line web site