Graham Foundation awards over $500,000 in Grants to Individuals
Jun 14, 2011
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts is pleased to announce its 2011 Grants to Individuals. Over $500,000 was awarded to 69 grantees. The grantees, who represent a diverse national and international community of architects, scholars, writers, artists, designers, curators, and others, were selected after a highly competitive application process from a pool of over 500 submissions. The awards, up to $15,000 each, will support publications, exhibitions, films, new media initiatives, public programs, and research.
“The direct support of individuals has been an important part of the Graham Foundation’s grant program since its inception,” says Sarah Herda, director of the Graham Foundation. “It is thrilling to carry on this long tradition of support for individuals, whose projects both expand and strengthen the scope of contemporary architectural discourse by engaging a broad range of socio-political, technological, environmental, and aesthetic issues.”
Over its 55-year history, the Graham Foundation has awarded more than 3,900 grants to individuals and organizations—totaling over 32 million dollars.
For a complete list of all 2011 Individual Grantee Projects, click here.
The Inquiry Form for 2012 Grants to Individuals will be available on the Graham Foundation website on July 15, 2011. This form represents the first stage of a two-stage application process. The deadline to submit the Inquiry Form is September 15, 2011.
For more information about Graham Foundation grant programs, click here.
In the News: "Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg's Urban Vision"
Aug 02, 2010
Igor Marjanovich and Katerina Ruedi Ray discussed their recently published book, Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg's Urban Vision, in an interview on PBS NewsHour's art blog, ART BEAT.
Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg's Urban Vision was supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation in 2009. The foundation hosted a book launch and signing with the authors last June.
Colored Property Now Available in Paperback
Jul 23, 2010
David M. P. Freund's award winning book, Colored Property: State Policy and White Racial Politics in Suburban America, illuminates the government’s powerful yet still-hidden role in the segregation of U.S. cities and presents a dramatic new vision of metropolitan growth, segregation, and white identity in modern America. The book was supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation and received the Ellis W. Hawley Prize, the UHA-Kenneth Jackson Award for Best Book in North American Urban History, and the Urban Affairs Association Best Book Award. Visit the University of Chicago Press for more information.
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Jean Nouvel Opens 7/ 10
Jul 09, 2010
This year—the Serpentine's 40th Anniversary—the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is designed by world-renowned French architect Jean Nouvel. The Pavilion will open on July 10 on the Serpentine Gallery lawn and operate as a public space, café, and venue for public talks and events. Jean Nouvel will be discussing the groundbreaking design of the Pavilion at a talk on Monday, July 12 at 5pm. The Pavilion will remain open through October.
This project was supported by a 2010 grant from the Graham Foundation.
Watch the video with commentary by the architect, Julia Peyton-Jones, and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
On Shelves Now: "Ira Rakatansky: As Modern As Tomorrow"
Jul 09, 2010
The new monograph edited by John Caserta and Lynnette Widder documents houses and public buildings by architect Ira Rakatansky. A former student of Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius, Rakatansky became a pioneer of modernism in New England. The book features photographs, drawings, and essays by historian Joan Ockman and co-editor Lynnette Widder. Contemporary photographs are by Thad Russell and John Caserta.
Sam Lubell of The Architect’s Newspaper described A Necessary Ruin: The Story of Buckminster Fuller and the Union Tank Car Dome as a "riveting new documentary" that "manages not only to make engineering sexy and preservation politics compelling, but succinctly tells the tale of one of the most tragic architectural plunderings in recent memory." Watch the film trailer below and visit www.handcraftedfilms.com for more on the project.
Iannis Xenakis. Study for Terretektorh (distribution of musicians). December 20, 1965. Ink on vellum, 9 x 11 inches. Iannis Xenakis Archives, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.
Iannis Xenakis Exhibit Travels to Montreal
Jun 16, 2010
Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary will be on view at the Canadian Centre for Architecture from June 17 through October 17, 2010. The show explores the fundamental role of drawing in the work of Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), one of the most important avant-garde composers of the late twentieth century.
5811 S. Ellis Avenue Bergman Gallery, Cobb Hall 418 Chicago, Illinois 60637
The work of three Romanian artists--Stefan Constantinescu, Andrea Faciu and Ciprian Muresan--is exhibited in a two-story architectural structure designed by studio BASAR specifically for that purpose. The project was originally presented at the Romanian Pavilion of the 2009 Venice Biennale. This exhibition was supported by the Graham Foundation
BiAXiOiDS at Extension Gallery
Mar 30, 2010
Extension Gallery for Architecture, located at Archeworks, presents BiAXiOiDS - an installation by Marc Fornes of THEVERYMANY.
The installation, BiAXiOiDS, opens on Thursday, April 1st from 7 to 10pm and runs through July 2nd.
At 6pm, prior to the opening, Marc Fornes will lecture about his work.
Extension Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Saturday from 12 to 5pm and is admission free.
New Silk Roads Lecture By Kyong Park
Mar 02, 2010
New Silk Roads (NSR) is a multi-faceted urban research project that explores the nascent urban conditions emerging in rapidly expanding and transforming Asian cities and regions. Through a nomadic practice, Kyong Park has conducted a series of sequenced expeditions through transitional regions and cities between Istanbul and Tokyo, documenting his encounters of the people and landscape through photography, video, and audio/video interviews of local and international experts. The project is an examination of territorial conditions that constructs the interconnected system of the contemporary Asian landscape. Approaching urban cities as an ecology of built systems, structures and institutions, NSR presents alternate understandings of urban research and theory through artistic practice. NSR was first presented at Kyong Park: The New Silk Roads, at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León in Spain (2009-10), and was undertaken with the support of the Graham Foundation, the Visual Arts Department, the Division of Humanities and Arts, Academic Senate Research Funds at University of California San Diego, and University of California's Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA).
"Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary" at the Drawing Center
Feb 07, 2010
Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary will explore the fundamental role of drawing in the work of Greek avant-garde composer Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001). A leading figure in twentieth century music, Xenakis was trained as a civil engineer, then became an architect and developed revolutionary designs while working with Le Corbusier. Comprised of nearly 100 documents created between 1953 and 1984, this will be the first North American exhibition dedicated to Xenakis’s original works on paper. Included will be rarely-seen hand-rendered scores, architectural drawings, conceptual renderings, pre-compositional sketches, and graphic scores. Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary is co-curated by Xenakis scholar Sharon Kanach and critic Carey Lovelace and will travel to the Canadian Centre for Architecture (June 17 – October 17, 2010) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (November 7, 2010 – February 13, 2011).