We're proud to announce that Chicago-based artist #PopeL is the recipient of the ninth Bucksbaum Award! The Award is presented to an artist selected from among the sixty-three participants in the 2017 #WhitneyBiennial. Pope.L is a visual artist and educator whose boundary-breaking practice spans nearly four decades and includes performance, painting, installation, video, sculpture, and theater. Best known for enacting arduous and provocative performances and interventions in public spaces, Pope.L addresses issues and themes ranging from language to gender, race, social struggle, and community. See his work in the 2017 Biennial through June 11!
[Pope.L aka William Pope.L, Claim, 2017. Acrylic paint, graphite pencil, pushpins, wood, framed document, fortified wine, and bologna with black-and-white photocopy portraits, 15 × 16 ¾ × 16 ¾ ft. (4.6 × 5.1 × 5.1 m). Collection of the artist; courtesy Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. Photograph Bill Orcutt]