Arts Writers Grant Program

Announcing the 2018 Arts Writers Grantees

The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 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 2018 cycle, the Arts Writers Grant Program has awarded a total of $725,000 to 21 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 critical reviews, and self-published blogs.

Articles

Ashley Hunt, The Political Economy of the Prison in Contemporary Art Exhibitions
Yxta Murray, Blights Out and Property Rights in New Orleans Post-Katrina
Erin Thompson, Art after Guantánamo

Blogs

Andreana Donahue and Tim Ortiz, Disparate Minds
Essence Harden and Olivia K. Young, Speculative: Black Art Practices of the West
Bradford Nordeen, Memorabilia: Queer Countercultures and Moving Image Art
Susan Snodgrass, In/Site: Reflections on the Art of Place

Books

Malik Gaines, Future Ruins: The Art of Abstractive Democracy
Elena Gorfinkel, Aesthetic Strike: Cinemas of Exhaustion
Jessica Horton, Earth Diplomacy: Indigenous American Art and Reciprocity, 1953–1973
Lucy Ives, She is Raining: The Work and Life of Madeline Gins
Eric Golo Stone, Artist Contracts in the Political Economy
Michael Stone-Richards, Care of the City: Ruination, Abandonment, and Hospitality in Contemporary Practice
Claire Tancons, Roadworks: Processional Performance in the New Millennium

Short-Form Writing

Rahel Aima
Siobhan Burke
Dawn Chan
Darren Jones
Christina Catherine Martinez
Wendy Vogel
Chloe Wyma
 

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 the ten Art Writing Workshop recipients of 2018, click here.

 

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15 Feb Arts Writers "you can’t mimetically describe something that is simultaneously there and not there, which is to say, you can’t de… twitter.com/...
14 Feb Arts Writers "as Gilliam’s work has gained ever greater recognition, his story has often been characterized as a comeback (thoug… twitter.com/...
Grantee Update

Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance, by Amber Jamilla Musser, is now out on New York University Press.

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Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art, by Kaira M. Cabañas, is now out on University of Chicago Press.

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I’d prefer not to is a 12-part serialized essay written by Ania Szremski inspired by positions of refusal and withdrawal inhabited by artists and thinkers in post-revolution Egypt. 

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William Kentridge: Process as Metaphor and Other Doubtful Enterprises, by Leora Maltz-Leca, is now out on University of California Press.

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