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Metropolitan Museum Singled Out for Curatorial Achievement in Time-Based Media

Pari Stave, Senior Administrator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art

Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014

William Kentridge (South African, b. 1955). The Refusal of Time, 2012

«The Metropolitan Museum recently swept the AICA-USA Arts Awards for Excellence in Curatorial Achievement in the time-based media category.​»

The U.S. Section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) awarded Associate Curator Ian Alteveer first place for best show of 2013 in the time-based media format for William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time (October 22, 2013–May 11, 2014). AICA-USA President Christopher French congratulated Ian "on introducing such a provocative work into the Met's vocabulary." Second place went to Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet (September 10–December 8, 2013), and James Nares's Street (March 5–May 27, 2013) was one of five runners-up.

Overall, there were eighteen first- and second-place winners in nine categories, with 140 exhibitions nominated. Learn more about the AICA-USA Awards.

Image above: William Kentridge (South African, b. 1955). The Refusal of Time, 2012. Five-channel video installation with megaphones and a breathing machine ("elephant"). Jointly owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Purchase, Roy R. and Marie S. Neuberger Foundation Inc. and Wendy Fisher Gifts and The Raymond and Beverly Sackler 21st Century Art Fund, 2013 (2013.250) © William Kentridge. All Rights Reserved

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Pari Stave is the senior administrator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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