“This exhibit is a celebration of the storytellers who have changed our way of knowing,” curator Susan Levy said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “We are delighted to be able to showcase these works by multiple artists from around the world. We look forward to exploring the themes and nuances of this important exhibition.”
Ms. Levy will receive a prize of $50,000 and it is her fourth career award. Last year she received a fellowship from the Early Career Group from Harvard University. In 2015, she was awarded a fellowship from the Smithsonian’s Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Ms. Kars’ presentation on Feb. 24 at Cundill College was accompanied by a lecture on Indigenous US history, some “cutting-edge (and aesthetically pleasing!) analyses of contemporary American history,” and a panel of some of the curators she submitted works to.
The exhibition was judged by Phyllis Jillson, of the University of Nevada, Reno, Michael Edwards, professor of American history at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, and Luke Ellis, of Cundill College.