Arts Writers Grant Program Announces 2010 Grants

November 30, 2010



The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2010 grant cycle. Designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent and precise, as well as to create a broader audience for arts writing, the program aims to strengthen the field as a whole and to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts.

In its 2010 cycle, the Arts Writers Grant Program has awarded a total of $600,000 to twenty individual writers. These grants range from $8,000 to $45,000 in four categories—articles, blogs, books and short-form writing—and support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences. Representing a range of genres from scholarly studies to self-published blogs, the twenty 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.

ARTICLES
Alexander Keefe
, Aleph-Null: The Short Special Videotape Show of Shridhar Bapat (Essex Junction, VT)
Ara Osterweil, Daddy’s Little Girl: Peter Whitehead’s Sexual Politics (Oceanside, NY)
Sandra Zalman, Whose Modern Art?: Huntington Hartford, MoMA and the Fight for Modern Art’s Legacy (Houston)

BLOGS
Greg Allen
, greg.org: the making of (Washington, DC)
Matthew Jesse Jackson, Our Literal Speed (Chicago)
Raphael Rubinstein, The Silo (Houston/New York)
Andrew Russeth, 16 Miles of String (New York)

BOOKS
Myron Beasley
, Reciting Sites (Lewiston, ME)
Douglas Crimp, Before Pictures (New York)
David Deitcher, Once More, with Feeling (New York)
Tim Griffin, Compression (New York)
Jesse Lerner, The Mark of Cain (Los Angeles)
Lucy Lippard, Undermining (Galisteo, NM)
Leora Maltz-Leca, William Kentridge: Process as Metaphor and Other Doubtful Enterprises (Cincinnati)
Irene Small, Hélio Oiticica: Folding the Frame (Champaign, IL)

SHORT-FORM WRITING
Clare Davies
, New York
Natasha Degen, Rockville Centre, NY
Henry-Gordon Masters, South Hadley, MA
David Spalding, Beijing
Tom Vanderbilt, Brooklyn

Art Writing Workshop
The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program is pleased to continue its partnership with the International Art Critics Association/USA Section (AICA/USA), which is designed to give practicing writers the opportunity to strengthen their work through one-on-one consultations with leading art critics. For a list of 2010 Art Writing Workshop Recipients, click here.

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