Sept. 5, 2008
Art History Student William Gass wins Writer's Prize
William Gass, a Webster senior art history and German major from St. Louis has won the 2008 Writer's prize from frieze magazine, the leading magazine of contemporary art and culture. frieze is published eight times a year and includes essays, reviews and columns by today’s most forward-thinking writers, artists and curators. Gass will receive a prize of 2,000 GBP and be writing a review for the October issue.
"The volume, quality and international scope of entries we received this year reflects the growing interest in frieze's commitment to encouraging new writing," says Jennifer Higgie, co-editor of frieze.
"William Gass' lively engagement with complex ideas made him a clear winner, and we look forward to his future contributions to the magazine." Gass has studied at Webster's Vienna campus and had an internship with the Contemporary Art Museum St Louis.
William Gass' review of Milena Dragicevic's solo show at Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, can be read at http://www.frieze.com