Saturday night’s Nasher Prize Award Gala has had some developments. While the stormy weather is scheduled to let up while the event is underway at the Nasher Sculpture Center, 2019 Nasher Prize Laureate German artist Isa Genzken won’t be there. It’s not because of the weather but rather her health.
Dallas Morning News workhorse Michael Granberry reported the following:
[Nasher Director Jeremy] Strick acknowledged that ‘Isa has a long history of illness, and while we knew all along that this aspect of her life might prevent her attendance here in Dallas, we very much hoped she would be able to join.’
“He noted, however, that she ‘has recently been hospitalized, and her doctors will not allow her to travel.'”
While Isa will be missed, the black-tie gala will carry on in her honor.