Sue Scott Gallery

Nominees Announced for Rob Pruitt’s 2010 Art Awards, November 2010

The Guggenheim Museum has announced the nominees for Rob Pruitt’s 2010 Art Awards, the second annual celebration honoring individuals, exhibitions, and projects that have made a significant contribution to the field of contemporary art during the past year. Awards in fourteen categories will be presented at a fundraising event to benefit the Guggenheim Foundation and White Columns on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at Webster Hall.

Pruitt has invited writer and editor Glenn O’Brien to preside over the event as the Master of Ceremonies. Pruitt and O’Brien, along with writers David Colman and Linda Yablonsky, will pen the event script. Dinner will be provided by Roberta’s, of Bushwick, Brooklyn. An after-party following the presentation will feature music by Rub-N-Tug.

Lifetime Achievement Awards will be awarded to Jonas Mekas and Martha Rosler. The Artist-Educator Achievement Award, a new distinction added for this year’s celebration, will be presented to Marilyn Minter. Updates and additional details can be found here.

The nominees for each category are:

Alternative Space of the Year

179 Canal, New York
Artists Space, New York
Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn, New York
Light Industry, Brooklyn, New York

Alternative Project of the Year

Apartment Show, various locations, New York?
edia Int'l Group, Foundation Barbin, New York
Jennifer Rubell, Creation, Performa 09, New York

Artist of the Year

Marina Abramovic
John Baldessari
Louise Bourgeois
Trisha Donnelly

Blogger or Critic of the Year

Howard Halle
Paddy Johnson
Jerry Saltz
Linda Yablonsky

Curator of the Year

Massimiliano Gioni
Laura Hoptman
Chrissie Iles
Neville Wakefield

Exhibition outside the United States

“John Baldessari: Pure Beauty,” Tate Modern, London
“Rosemarie Trockel: Deliquescence of the Mother,” Kunsthalle Zürich
“Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects without Specific Form,” Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels
“Matthew Barney: Prayer Sheet with the Wound and the Nail,” Schaulager, Basel

Group Show of the Year, Gallery

“Lush Life,” various locations, New York
“Picture Industry (Goodbye to All That),” Regen Projects, Los Angeles
“Primary Atmospheres: Works from California 1960–1970,” David Zwirner, New York
“Your History Is Not Our History: New York in the 1980s,” Haunch of Venison, New York

Group Show of the Year, Museum

“At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg,” Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
“Greater New York,” P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
“In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960–1976,” Museum of Modern Art, New York?
“2010 Whitney Biennial Exhibition,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

New Artist of the Year

Michele Abeles
Tauba Auerbach
Liz Magic Laser
Ryan McNamara

The Rob Pruitt Award

To be announced the evening of December 8, 2010

Solo Show of the Year, Gallery

“Claude Monet: Late Work,” Gagosian Gallery, New York
“Gelitin: Blind Sculpture,” Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
“Jonathan Horowitz: Go Vegan!” Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
“Trisha Donnelly,” Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York

Solo Show of the Year, Museum

“Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present,” Museum of Modern Art, New York


“Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


“Otto Dix,” Neue Galerie, New York


“Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers,” Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis