@juliekphotodork, a Michigan-based photographer, shared this image from the mosaic-like pattern of thirty halos stenciled on the ground at Lyon Square with the words "Unlearn Fear + Hate" in thirty different languages. The #ArtPrize9 entry by Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova, winner of Pitch Night #Louisville in 2017, sought to address growing national tensions and is based in the belief that fear and hate are learned behaviors that can be unlearned.
“Having my picture taken in front of the halo means I believe it’s important to consider the ways in which I might be prejudiced against others and work to become less so, or the ways in which I might cause fear in others and change how I move through the world. And I also need to think about ways my community lives with fear and hatred,” said Todorova of this collaborative project.
A late #TBT to my piece Bust of a Woman II (Degraded Fragment), which was in the show Rodin and the Contemporary Figurative Tradition which just closed at the #frederikmeijergardens and Sculpture Park last weekend. Thanks to all who made it to the show! #artprize9 (photo by @dezzoster)
#tbt to 'Laborer' by Mike Wsol, 3-D Juried Award finalist at #ArtPrize9. Did you venture inside?
“It looks really interesting when you’re walking up to it - the technique is really great. And then you see people disappearing all of a sudden. It’s interactive. You can climb inside in front of the Laborer, and then you’re inside the box part and almost in a completely other universe. The work is perforated so that you feel like you’re in the cosmos." - Rachel Adams, Senior Curator of Exhibitions for @ubartgalleries