Carrie Mae Weems

These Faceless Women Are Utterly Unique
June 13, 2014

Spin a woman around to make a statement.

Flying Away from the Guggenheims
April 30, 2010

In art created through not-for-profit funding, the grant proposal too often is the art form. The requirements of application give shape to the work that the artist (or the hired grant writer) proposes to create. The funding process  is valuable—indeed, an essential alternative to the free market—but also limited by its necessary politics. You can just smell the grease of the grant machinery in some of the work that comes out of the Guggenheims.