Art Matters Grantee David Kagan was recently interviewed about his work by OtherPeoplesPixels, for their featured artist blog. Follow the link to read more.
The Tampa Museum of Art is pleased to present No Limits: Janet Biggs, the first survey exhibition of this New York-based video and performance artist. For almost fifteen years, Biggs has been an important figure in the world of video art. Her work has been featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions around the
The Andrew Kreps Gallery is pleased to present Andrea Bowers’ second exhibition at the gallery entitled, The New Woman’s Survival Guide. Consisting of drawings layered over wallpaper made up of handbills and protest signs collected by the artist, the show contrasts previous tropes of feminism with current ones. The New Woman’s Survival Guide is on
Follow the link to view the latest video featuring the many installations the Paper Tiger collective has created over the years.
Congratulations to 2011 Art Matters Grantees Sonya Clark and Lorraine O’Grady on their USA Artist Fellowships!
Support for travel to Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico to interview queer people using questions inspired by Pasolini’s 1965 documentary on public attitudes towards sex, as well as documenting nightclub performances and queer theater happenings.
Support for travel to India for a project involving the harnessing of solar power from panels embedded and embroidered in women’s veils.
Support for travel to La Gomera in the Canary Islands to work with women practitioners of the whistling language Silbo Gomero towards a project involving a whistled adaptation of Gertrude Stein’s Lifting Belly.
Support for travel to Mongolia to collaborate with local artist Tuguldur Yondonjamts on a performative sculpture project involving natural electric fields.
Support for travel to Bangalore, India for photo/video documentation of utopian imagery of development, the architecture of MS Ramaiah, and migrant laborers.
Support for the Denmark or Greece iterations of Common Sense, an ongoing installation performance involving a large-scale crocheted drawing which audience participants dismantle/unravel and repurpose.
Support for a project restaging key battles from the Guatemalan war in late 80s and 90s in the parking lot of Cypress Park Home Depot with members of the Mayan community in LA who fought in the actual war and are now day laborers.
Support for travel to Jamaica to meet local family members, artists and art workers, documenting the trip in photos, video and text.
Support for travel to photograph the remaining architecture from Nazi-occupied Berlin and Mussolini-era Fascist Rome towards the project Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, a film adaptation of Eugene Ionesco’s play Rhinoceros.
Support for the experimental film 1+8, about Turkey and it’s relationship with the eight countries it borders, in collaboration with Istanbul-based artist Angelika Brudniak.
Support for travel to Kenya to research the interaction of soil, culture and time, in collaboration with Nairobi-based video artist David Koch, the UN Programme for the Environment, and the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture.
Support for travel to Ghana to explore the intersection of contemporary and traditional music making, towards a new music/ video project Obruni Papa.
Support for travel to the reef atolls off the coast of Belize to study the sea-sponges that grow there as part of the artist’s ongoing social artwork project Sponge.
Support for travel to Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Slovakia for research and interviews with the Roma.
Support for travel to India and Nepal to research everyday life in Mumbai, the architecture of Agra, the spiritual aspects of Varanasi, and the physical landscape of Barun Valley.
Support for travel to England, Brazil and South Africa to continue three different photographic portrait series involving the politics of pigmentocracy, gender and age.
Support for travel to Transdneistra, the self-declared republic between Moldova and the Ukraine, to document daily activities in its major cities using software the artist has developed.
Support for travel to Panama and Spain to research religious festivities centered around two black mystical figures, as part of an ongoing project involving musicians Ismael “Maelo” Rivera and Pau Casals.
Support for travel and research in Jamaica, Ghana and the UK towards the project Black Hair and Tilled Land: Combing through Canerows, exploring the history of sugarcane and Afro-Caribbean hairstyles named for the Triangle Trade cash crop.
Support for travel to Ecuador to document the ongoing effects of oil contamination perpetrated by Texaco in the Amazon from 1964-1990 towards the series of experimental videos Deep Black Sea.
Support for travel and research in Spain, England and France towards a photo/video project exploring the partnership between humans and bees.
Support for a video project documenting DREAM-activist youth in California fighting the deportation of undocumented students.
Support for a video project retracing, in reverse, the route taken by American hashish smugglers from Nova Scotia to Syria in 1974.
Support for YOUR UNTITLED MARK (upon me), a project in which the artist and video collaborator Stosh Fila create live portraiture with five Filipino queer/trans writers, artists, and movers through a one-on-one movement workshop in Manila, Philippines.
Support for a film project on Eva Peron working with the original French theater script “Eva Peron” by Copi to explore myth, identity and translation.
Support for Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress (Dürer’s Rhinoceros), a video installation in collaboration with patients at Miguel Bormbarda Psychiatric Hospital in Lisbon.
Support to collaborate with recent Art Matters grantee Ginger Brooks Takahashi on her funded video and photo project in Mongolia inspired by Ulrike Ottinger’s film Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia.
Support for travel to Nepal, place of the artist’s birth, for interviews and video/photo documentation exploring body-politics, violence, memory and identity towards an exhibition also involving Nepali expatriates in the US.
Support for travel to Iceland to film the artists moving in extreme landscapes for a new video/performance piece involving the feminist reworking of the “man alone” trope.
Support for research in Chennai, Kerala and Mumbai, India towards a video project exploring the international outsourcing of 3D animation and visual effects for the creation of US landscapes in Hollywood movies.
Support for a performance project with Romanian heavy metal bands to take place in a rural area near Iasi, Romania, engaging questions of identity and territory within the region.
Support for travel to the Museum Ahmed Zabana in Oran, Algeria, for a photo and video project Zabana Inshallah, documenting the dismantling of certain colonial collections there.
Support for El Pedon, a project in which the artist extracts a meter cube of soil from Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico and transports it, in tact, to an arts institution in the US.
Support for travel to Buenos Aires to expand the artist’s dance practice that evinces failure.
Support for travel to Bangladesh for a photography project examining water issues and culture, travel and architecture in Barisal, Khulna and Chittagong as well as in areas near the river and deltas.
Support for travel and research in Brest, France, location of Fassbinder’s film version of Jean Genet’s novel Querelle, as part of an ongoing creative investigation of the material.
Support for the artist’s nomadic journey through Bolivia, creating ephemeral installations and photo-documentation in the style of Colonial Photography with collaborator Roy Minten.
Support for travel to France and Spain to complete a series of large-scale drawings and photographs of the Chapel Notre Dame du Haut by Le Corbusier, Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Família in Barcelona and George Wyman’s Bradbury building in LA.
Support for the Waves of Change video series, a compendium of alternative/citizens/community media projects (radio, television, internet and more) from around the world.
Support for travel to Tokyo and Kyoto to research graphic storytelling forms Kamishibai and Garo/Seijen.
Support for travel to and research in Edinburgh, Scotland towards the development of a protest computer video game addressing environmental racism, health care corruption and gentrification, with characters based on her Scottish ancestral lineage.
Support for the development of a collaborative project in Spree Park, an abandoned amusement park in Berlin, Germany.
Support for travel to the Inuit Circumpolar Conference in Greenland to film the Inuit communities’ public resolution of sovereignty and to collaborate with artists from Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia.
Support for travel to Hong Kong for the creation of a video docu-drama involving an x-phi study that examined whether different cultures tend to be moral absolutists or moral relativists.
Support for a collaborative performance/video project by the Vietnam-based artist and Tokyo-based art collective Nibroll, involving youth culture in Vietnam and Japan.
Support for the artist’s trek through Annapuma Himal of central Nepal and the creation of a feature length narrative video travelogue.
Support for travel to Spitsbergen in the Artic to create a new video exploring gender roles in polar exploration.
Support for MIA THE MECHANIC, a photo storybook for girls in Arabic, French and English created by the Morocco-based artist in collaboration with American filmmaker, writer and graphic designer Sean Gullette.
Support for travel to Syria and Jordan to conduct interviews with displaced Iraqis, including members of the artist’s extended family, towards a series of experimental videos.
Support for a three-week residency in France to work with painter Pierre Soulages as part of the larger project BLACK ART INDEX.
Support for the project Watching Dust, in which excerpts from Robert Ashley’s opera Dust are performed for “comfort women” survivors at the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation in Taiwan.
Support for a research trip to Mongolia on the Trans-Siberian Railway, inspired by Ulrike Ottinger’s film Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia, to examine strategies for nomadic living, shared labor and non-mechanized textile production.
Support for travel to South Africa to investigate his Afrikaners roots, creating an event on the land that was once a family farm to be documented by Google Earth.
Support for artist’s return to the island Bequia in the south Caribbean Sea to create tattoo designs combining the residents contemporary whaling tales and personal histories with the artist’s 19th century New England scrimshaw motifs.
Support for travel to Mali to research the intersection of Hip Hop and traditional Dogon culture in Bamako and the annual festival on the Niger in Segou.
Support for the travel to Istanbul for the development of the live soap opera Room for Cream Istanbul in collaboration with Lambda Istanbul and local queer performers and artists.
Support for a project in Ho Chi Minh City examining communist propaganda and capitalist marketing, in which the artist rents an “advertisement” billboard to show a rotating selection of local artists’ work.
Support for travel to Castelfidardo, Italy to attend the 34th annual Festival Internazionale Fisarmonica and tour the Borsini factory as part of an investigation into the accordion as a popular music instrument and social activator.
Support for travel and research in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Cape Town, South Africa, for a film project based on Italo Calvino’s Marcovaldo or the Seasons in the City and Invisible Cities.
Support for travel to Durban, South Africa, to research contemporary material culture in Zululand.
Support for the creation of a site-specific installation in Lahore, Pakistan in which the Taj Mahal can be viewed through a live video feed.
Support for a collaboration between US media artist Franklin Joyce, Indonesian counter-culture icon/brand designer Dendy Darman and artist Veroland, for a project involving Becak (Bicycle taxis) and the celebration of Independence in Bandung, Java, Indonesia.
Support for a digital drawing project involving personal reflections of residents of the former Soviet Union on key events foreshadowing the dissolution of the USSR, in collaboration with CECArtsLink.
Support for travel to Berlin to collaborate with performance artist and drag queen Vaginal Davis on a photo and video project exploring contemporary trans culture of the city.
Support to expand the artist’s “handmade sign” project to Mexico City and surrounding rural towns.
Support for travel to Peru to research the architectural remnants of various Pre-Incan cultures in the areas of Trujillo, Chiclayo, Lima, and Cuzco, as well as the ruins of Machu Picchu.
Support for travel to Peru, Uruguay and 35 US states to document certain forgotten historic landmarks associated with radical community activist groups from the 1500′s to the 1960′s.
Support for travel to Montevideo, Uruguay to create a film portrait of the artist’s 94 year-old grandfather, a Holocaust survivor.
Support for travel to the Isle of Man to collaborate with Manx historian, documentary filmmaker and sound engineer Charles Guard on the installation Found in Translation.
Support to collaborate with artists from Iceland and Germany on video works for the artist’s web project The Critical Condition.
Support for an adapted film version of Leonora Carrington’s comic novel The Hearing Trumpet, set and shot in present-day Mexico.
Support for travel to Vietnam to collaborate with artists at Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Institute to create ceramic sculptures that integrate busts of famous dictators with those of Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas, as well as organizing group shows and open studios with artist Dinh Q Le.
Support for travel to Star City, Russia, site of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre.
Support for travel to Brazil, Columbia, Panama and the Caribbean to engage in conversations with artists of African descent for a video documentary.
Support for Readymaids, a performance video and photo project involving “maid agencies” in Java, Indonesia.
Travel to the Northeast coast of Australia to research ideas of Dreamtime and landscape in aboriginal communities, and to set up a free outdoor photography studio in collaboration with Australian sculptor and painter Daniel Templeton.
Support for a new site-specific installation and single channel video recreating the artist’s experience during his process of immigration in Baja California. To be presented in Tijuana and Chicago.
Support for a project in Berlin in collaboration with Swedish artist Klara Liden as part of a series using choreography as political practice and form of social organizing.
Support for a toy-making and vending project involving El Rastro flea market in Madrid, Spain.
Support for travel and research in Freetown Christiania in Denmark, the Whiteway Colony in the UK, and utopian communities in Ireland towards an installation examining notions of utopia.
Support for Proyecto Nomade II, which uses hybrid man-powered vehicles to examine ideas of the individual within the local and global marketplace.
Support for Desahogo, a project involving the hiring of street vendors to document oral histories of passersby in Cali, California; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Quito, Ecuador; Tijuana, Mexico; Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Support for travel and documentation of the artist’s first trip back to Jamaica in 25 years with his father to visit family land in Three Hills, Ocho Rios and to conduct research in Spanish Town and Kingston.
Support for INGRAINED—working with the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico to develop a new site-specific installation that examines undocumented histories of people and land in Puerto Rico.
Research and travel support towards the creation of a new body of work entitled Hasenfus, involving a1986 CIA plane crash in Nicaragua, which led to the exposure of the “Iran-Contra Scandal”.
Support for Nile-ism, a site-specific performance project in Cairo, Egypt in two parts— “The Shocking History of the Eleven Human Senses”, a musical play hosted by the Townhouse in Cairo, and a procession enacted on the Nile River.
Support for video and performance project in which the artist interviews Fa’afafines in Western and American Samoa and receives the Lima tattoo.
Support for a collaboration with London-based poet and performance artist Caroline Bergvall towards creation of a new performance work.
Support for Sons of Iran, a feature length documentary film that will follow the lives of students and their teachers at a Khomeni boarding school in Tehran, Iran.
Support for the European tour of a new album/project with original music, spoken word and performance.
Support for continuing research and interviews with former Trümmerfraun, “Rubble Women” in Berlin, recruited to clean up their demolished city with the fall of Nazi Germany.
Support for Saigon: Diary of a Fat City, a project documenting the daily life of twelve recycling women in Saigon, Vietnam through video and installation.
Support for travel to the Netherlands to research Dutch still-life paintings created during the period of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade at the Rijksmuseum in Holland.