The Arts Writers Grant Program Announces 2017 Grantees

The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation 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.
“Since 2006, the program has funded over 250 writers,” said Program Director Pradeep Dalal. “This year, the 23 grantees write about an exceptional range of ideas. Some projects explore institutional issues, such as Janet Sarbanes‘s article on Fluxus and pedagogy, and Hsuan Hsu‘s article on olfactory art and its links to environmental conditions of the gallery. Others illuminate global art practices, such as Nada Shabout‘s book on notions of the decorative in Iraqi art, and Kency Cornejo‘s book on contemporary art in El Salvador. And many projects examine the connections between race, gender, and aesthetics, such as Jared Sexton‘s project about racial politics of monochrome painting, and Shaka McGlotten‘s book on artists’ responses to surveillance and big data. In addition, there are lots of exciting short-form and blog projects, including Jordan Amirkhani’s writing about the US Southeast, Raquel Gutierrez’s coverage of artists dealing with violence in Los Angeles, and Emmanuel Iduma’s portraits of Nigerian artists.”
“The Arts Writers Grant Program not only provides much-needed support to critical writing,” said Suzy Delvalle, Creative Capital’s President and Executive Director, “it actively broadens engagement with contemporary art and artists. We are so thrilled to be associated with this program that aligns with Creative Capital’s mission of enriching the arts and sustaining thriving practices.”
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: Racial Subtexts in Black Monochrome Painting
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
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, see their website.
Read more about the Arts Writers Grant Program and the 2017 Grantees on their website.

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