Join 2020/21 Nasher Prize Laureate Michael Rakowitz as he considers the meanings of places and objects that are a part of his cultural heritage, and their impact on his work as an artist. During this time of social separation, Rakowitz explores the question: “If I can’t be there with you, how can I show you where I am?” The laureate is joined in conversation with Nasher Curator Dr. Catherine Craft.
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About Michael Rakowitz
Through his work, Rakowitz offers a deeply considered vision of sculpture’s possibilities in the face of political and humanitarian crises. Drawing upon his heritage as an American artist of Iraqi Jewish descent, he has confronted the complex legacies of centuries of conflict in the Middle East, most recently in the Iraq War and its aftermath.
About Nasher Prize
The Nasher Prize is awarded annually to an artist whose body of work has had an extraordinary impact on our understanding of sculpture. Each year’s Nasher Prize laureate is selected by an international jury of esteemed museum directors, curators, scholars, and artists. A full season of diverse programming inspired by the laureate – discussions and lectures, family and student programs, community partnerships, and more – engage thousands of art-lovers in Dallas and far beyond, both in-person and virtually. Then, the celebration culminates with the Nasher Prize Award Gala, held at the Nasher Sculpture Center each April.
NASHER PRIZE 2020/21 CHAIRS / Nancy Carlson and Adriana Perales
NASHER PRIZE MONTH SPONSOR / Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger
LAUREATE SPONSOR / Nancy C. and Richard R. Rogers
JURY SPONSOR / The Eugene McDermott Foundation
EDUCATION & COMMUNITY SPONSOR / The Donna Wilhelm Family Fund
WINE SPONSOR / Resolution Capital/Debbie and Eric Green
PRESENTING MEDIA SPONSOR / The Dallas Morning News
LAUREATE LECTURE MEDIA SPONSOR / ARTnews
MEDIA PARTNERS / KERA’s Art and Seek and PaperCity
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SPONSOR / Dallas Area Rapid Transit