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We speak to Jessica Anthony about her Creative Capital Project—a new novel called Enter the Aardvark published by Little, Brown, & Company. The novel centers around a taxidermied aardvark delivered mysteriously to Alexander Paine Wilson, a representative from Virginia, eventually leading to his downfall.
Inspired by the longevity of single-use plastic, Robin Frohardt has created an entire fake grocery store made of plastic bags she has collected over the years. Frohardt’s Creative Capital Project, The Plastic Bag Store opens at Times Square in New York, March 18. We spoke to Frohardt about the project.
Critical Art Ensemlbe received a Creative Capital Award in 2005 for their bioart project, GenTerra, to help stimulate a more engaged and informed public discourse happening at the time around Genetically Modified Organisms. In its support of the artist collective, Creative Capital went on a journey with them, telling a unique story about how we work with artists.
Nancy Davidson watched the twin towers fall from her studio on September 11, 2001. In the political activity that followed, she became devastated by what the US was turning into and started reflecting on her past experience with characters that inspired her as a child. “It wasn’t usual for me to do that,” she said.