For Immediate Release
Contact Joel Wachs, President; Pamela Clapp, Program Director, at (212) 387-7555 regarding grants to publications; and Margaret Sundell, Program Director, at (212) 598-1040 regarding grants to individual writers. FEBRUARY 23, 2007 Andy Warhol Foundation Announces Inaugural Arts Writing Grants
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is pleased to announce the first round of grants through its Arts Writing Initiative, a three-year, three-million-dollar program to support independent, progressive arts publications and individual arts writers. Designed to encourage and reward writing about art that is both intellectually rigorous and creatively generative, the program aims to strengthen the field as a whole and to insure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts.
Selected through a nomination-based process for their ambition, commitment and strong editorial vision, each of the eight non-profit journals listed below will receive a capacity-building grant of approximately $100,000 intended to stabilize business practices, increase audiences, and encourage the exploration of new partnerships and distribution channels. The grants are meant to enable journals to take creative risks and to showcase ambitious, intellectually committed writing.
The Brooklyn Rail,
Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art,
Representing a broad range of genres from scholarly studies to experiments with new and alternative media, the eighteen selected projects listed below are united by their dual commitment to the craft of writing and the advancement of critical discourse on contemporary visual art.
Julia Bryan-Wilson, Art Works: Artistic Labor in the Vietnam War Era (book),
Susan Cahan, The Politics of Race in American Museums, 1968-1972 (book),
Eda Cufer, Art as Mousetrap (book),
Catherine de Zegher, Drawing Book (book),
T.J. Demos, The Document Between Fact and Fiction: Contemporary Art in Beirut (article),
Grant Kester, The One and the Many: Agency and Identity in Collaborative Art (book),
Tan Lin, Warhol Writer (article),
Mary Warner Marien, Documentary Photography: Episodes in the History of Image-Making and Ideas (article), La Fayette
Tom McDonough and Nancy Davenport, Inhabiting Authoritarianism: Students in the Iranian Pavilion in
Judd Morrisey, The Last Performance (new and alternative media), Chicago
Eileen Myles, The Importance of Being Iceland (book),
Margaret Nelson, Women, the
Molly Nesbit, The Tempest Essays (book),
John Peffer, The Struggle for Art at the End of Apartheid (book),
Frances Richard, Physical Poetics: The Writings of Gordon Matta-Clark (article),
Reiki Tomii, Collectivism in 20th-Century
Kenneth Wark, The Situationists: A Users’ Guide (new and alternative media),
Gene Youngblood, George Kuchar’s Video Diaries (article),
For project descriptions and the 2007 grant calendar for individual writers, please visit www.artswriters.org.