May 27, 2008

News: SECA / Bay Area Now 5

I wondered the other day if there would be any crossover between the two big institutional locally focused exhibitions this year: NONE WHATSOEVER.

However, many congratulations days overdue to SFMOMA’s own Joshua Churchill!! who works here in Exhibitions, and is one of the artists included in this summer’s Bay Area Now 5. Right on.

En route to tomorrow: interview w. Alison Gass & Apsara DiQuinzio re: SECA Award process, as promised.


Comments (2)

  • Oh, I was just curious whether or not there’d be crossover, given how unusual it is to have both exhibitions the same year. A little factual correction: the SECA members do not get a vote. They do pay to be able to go on the studio visits and attend other SECA activities like lectures and tours, which I believe is quite common for auxiliary groups, but decisions about both finalists and winners are made by the curators.

  • isn’t that simply b/c SECA is an endowed award/’prize’ whereas BAN is a curated exhibit supposed to represent a more representative cross-section of the local scene (ie not necessarily a ‘best of’ or a ‘you win!’)? (not that that makes BAN a ‘better’ show, mind you); and that Trevor was just shown at YBC, & Desiree has been in BAN before (they don’t do repeats)?
    apples v oranges? or largesse v pluralism? i don’t believe the BAN curators each paid $500 to get a vote like SECA members do…

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