The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has announced the six recipients of its Spring 2018 Curatorial Research Fellowships, with a total purse of $295,000. Individual grants up to $50,000 will support new scholarship in contemporary art, and curators are selected through a biannual submission and application process.
“These six curators are engaging with urgent cultural issues including income inequality, how we represent resistance, and how dominant narratives are shaped, and most importantly, by whom,” Joel Wachs, the Warhol Foundation’s president, said in a statement.
The Curatorial Research Fellows and their projects range.
Emma Chubb, curator of contemporary art at the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, Massachusetts, is organizing a mid-career retrospective for Younès Rahmoun. The artist’s first solo show in North America will also include a residency on the Smith College campus and a two-day international conference.
Eric Crosby, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will curate an multigenerational group exhibition, titled “Working Thought,” to feature work by 30 artists and address economic inequality in the United States.
Perrin Lathrop, a Ph.D. candidate in African art at Princeton University, is working on a show for the Fisk University Galleries in Nashville called “Art from Africa of Our Time: Modern African Art and the Harmon Foundation.” The exhibition will coincide with the 60th anniversary of Africa’s independence decade in 2020.
Kate MacKay, associate film curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) in Berkeley, California, is researching the international evolution of resistance filmmaking, and she will develop a film series and future exhibitions to be staged at BAMPFA.
Pavel Pyś, curator of visual arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, is planning a 2020 exhibition that will challenge the idea that post-war abstraction is solely a Western phenomenon, exploring work created between 1945 and the 1970s in Lahore, Baghdad, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, and other cities.
Finally, Haema Sivanesan, curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in Canada, will examine so-called Engaged Buddhism in North America by way of a 2021 exhibition titled “In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice.”