Arts Writers Grant Program

The Arts Writers Grant Program is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 grants. The program supports writing about contemporary art and aims to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts.

In its 2017 cycle, the Arts Writers Grant Program has awarded a total of $760,000 to 23 writers. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in four categories—articles, blogs, books and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to self-published blogs.

Articles

Hsuan Hsu, Olfactory Art and Differential Deodorization
Liz Linden, No Substitute: Reading the Collaborative Work of Louise Lawler and Sherrie Levine
Solveig Nelson, Gretchen Bender’s ‘Total Recall,’  1987, and the Feminist Return to Television Art
Janet Sarbanes, Houses of Dust: A Meditation in Many Parts
Stephanie Schwartz, Martha Rosler: Seeing the Screen
Jared Sexton, A Witticism About Darkness: Subtexts in Black Monochrome Painting

Blogs

Suzy Halajian, Shoghig Halajian, and Anthony Carfello, uncounted
Emmanuel Iduma, A Sum of Encounters
João Enxuto and Erica Love, Contemporary.Institute
Kristi McGuire, False Flags

Books

Hannah Black, Vernacular Loneliness
Kency Cornejo, Contemporary Art of El Salvador, 1977-2017
M. Neelika Jayawardane, Comrades with Cameras: The Afrapix Photographers’ Collective and the Anti-Apartheid Movement
Janet Kraynak, Contemporary Art and the Digitization of Everyday Life
Shaka McGlotten, Black Data
Amber Musser, Brown Jouissance: Feminine Imaginings
Nada Shabout, The Dialectics of the Decorative in Iraqi Art
Greg Youmans, Something New Under the Sun: Bay Area Queer Filmmaking Across the 1970s

Short-Form Writing

Jordan Amirkhani
Rachel Churner
Raquel Gutierrez
Omar Kholeif
Siddhartha Mitter

Art Writing Workshop

The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program is pleased to continue its partnership with AICA (the International Art Critics Association/USA Section) to give practicing writers the opportunity to strengthen their work through one-on-one consultations with leading art critics. For a list of 2017 Art Writing Workshop recipients, click here.

For regular updates on events and publications by Arts Writers grantees, follow us on Twitter @artswriters.
 

12 Dec Arts Writers "the real energy in these rooms springs from the Xeroxed and collaged flyers, posters, and zines" @edhalter on "Clu… twitter.com/...
12 Dec Arts Writers "A little kitschy, nostalgic, lewd, and willfully naive" Jordan Amirkhani on Wayne White at the Hunter Museum, Chat… twitter.com/...
12 Dec Arts Writers RT @ClaudiaLaRocco: I'm super intensely proud to have edited this, with Gordon Faylor, for @Open_Space (cc the marvels @chadcoerver & @atsu…
11 Dec Arts Writers "I think there are ways in which nuance and strong tides can work together." An interview with Maggie Nelson in… twitter.com/...
08 Dec Arts Writers "explores experimental black poetry and how the social and cultural constructs of language have shaped black Americ… twitter.com/...
07 Dec Arts Writers "Roberts’s portraits repudiate stereotype using the humor of surrealism rather than didactics." Siddhartha Mitter (… twitter.com/...
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David Hammons: Bliz-aard Ball Sale, by Elena Filipovic, is out now from Afterall Books.

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Walter De Maria: Meaningless Work, by Jane McFadden, is out now from Reaktion Books.

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1971, A Year in the Life of Color, by Darby English, is out now from University of Chicago Press

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Before Pictures, by Douglas Crimp, is out now from University of Chicago Press. 

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