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.
When artists receive a Creative Capital Award, the concepts and ideas driving the project can sound simple, but with the organization’s help, their work can become vehicles to connect and illuminate unrecognized voices across the world. Referring to the three artists, Allen writes, Besides their individual experiences within Latin American, immigrant, and US cultures, these
Each application goes through a several-month evaluation process consisting of three rounds. In the first and second rounds, projects are matched with reviewers from the applicants’ chosen disciplines (for example, a project submitted as poetry and social practice will be reviewed by people qualified in each field). Applications that make it to the final round
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.
Looking back on projects by Creative Capital Awardees such as Sawad Brooks, Suzanne Lacy, Tana Hargest, and Nick Cave, Murray pinpoints a shift in the nature of their work: projects started before 9/11 tended to reveal “a fascination with a speculative speculative tomorrowland,” while future ones “forecasted a more difficult future.” Read the essay In