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For Immediate Release FEBRUARY 25, 2008 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program Announces 2007 Grants

Contact Margaret Sundell, Program Director, at questions@artswriters.org.

The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant is pleased to announce its second round of grants.  Designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is both intellectually rigorous and broadly accessible, 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 2007 cycle, the Arts Writers Grant Program has awarded a total of $300,000 to sixteen individual authors. The 2007 grants range from $7,000 to $35,000 in three categories—short-form writing, articles, and books—and support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences. Grants were selected by a six-person national panel of distinguished professionals in the field: Carlos Basualdo, Curator of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Lauren Cornell, Executive Director of Rhizome; Miwon Kwon, Associate Professor of Art History, UCLA; Thomas Lawson, Dean of the School of Art at California Institute of the Arts and editor of Afterall; Ann Reynolds, Associate Professor of Art History and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin; Katy Siegel, Associate Professor of Art History and Art Criticism, Hunter College.

Representing a broad range of genres from scholarly studies to investigative journalism, the sixteen 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.

Debra Balken, Harold Rosenberg (Book), Somerville, MA

Benjamin Carlson, One-Year Writing Concentration (Short-Form Writing), Philadelphia, PA

Elizabeth Finch, Instituting Relatedness: Art, Science, and Technology at MIT after 1968 (Article), Waterville, ME

Leanne Goebel, Art Writing: The Bridge Between Contemporary Art Centers and the Traditional Rural Southwest (Short-Form Writing), Pagosa Springs, CO

Bruce Hainley, Sturtevant's Eclipse (Book), Los Angeles, CA

Robby Herbst, Generative Art – Creative Possibilities (Article), Los Angeles, CA

Gary Indiana, The Hidden Life of the Image (Book), New York, NY

Sonia Katyal, Anti-Branding (Book), New York, NY

Liz Kotz, In a Large Open Space (Article), Pasadena, CA

Glenn Ligon, Black Covers (working title) (Book), New York, NY

Richard Meyer, What was Contemporary Art? (Book), Los Angeles, CA

Sharon Mizota, Terms of Engagement: Re-envisioning the "Political" in Art (Short-Form Writing), Los Angeles, CA

Barbara Pollack, Everything But Freedom: Censorship's Impact on Contemporary Art in China (Article), New York, NY

Felicity Scott, “Burn-Off”: Les Levine’s Environmental Systems (Article), New York, NY

George Slade, Looking Homeward: Notes on Photographic Minnesota (Book), St Paul, MN

Jim Supanick, Windsock Navigation: eteam's International Airport Montello (Article), Brooklyn, NY

For project descriptions and to receive information on our 2008 grant cycle, please visit www.artswriters.org.