RECIPIENTS 2010

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Theaster Gates and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
New Work Project Grant

Theaster Gates and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts have applied Harpo's support toward the planning and early development phases of the Town Hall project, an expansive effort to develop a new cultural infrastructure in North Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha is a segregated city that houses extreme disparities between class and opportunity. Omaha...

Deconstruction

Swoon and The Transformazium
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is pleased to support The Transformazium, an art installation and participatory community space in a once-abandoned church building in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Its purpose is to value and activate local relationships, ideas and resources in a post-industrial town whose residents are in the process of discovering innovative solutions to...

Nick Tobier's Newstand

Nick Tobier and Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit
New Work Project Grant

Nick Tobier in conjunction with Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit is applying Harpo funding to develop New News Detroit , a mobile kiosk that provides a local beacon with a global reach through workshops that provoke and disseminate local observations of the physical city through networked and on site publishing. New News Detroit combines...

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Cindy Bernard and Foundation for Artists Resources
New Work Project Grant

Harpo was pleased to support Cindy Bernard's project, The Inquisitive Musician, an adaptation of a 17th century satire attributed to Johann Kuhnau, Bach's predecessor as cantor of Leipzig, Germany. The satire pits itinerant "beer fiddlers" against the official city sanctioned "Kunstpfeifer" (or "art piper") in an argument over who is...

P’oe iwe naví ûnp’oe dînmuu (My Blood is in the Water)_installation view

Postcommodity and Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation was pleased to support It Wasn't the Dream of Golden Cities, on view August 1, 2010 to January 3, 2011 at The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA). This series of site-specific installations, exhibition, and related programming was developed by MoCNA's Chief Curator, Ryan Rice (Mohawk) and Postcommodity,...

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Lara Schnitger and Sculpture Center
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation was pleased to support the production of new work by Lara Schnitger, on view at Sculpture Center from September 12 - November 29, 2010. Lara Schnitger's sculptures and installations draw from the polyglot of the contemporary urban landscape, referencing fashion, architecture, signage, and other aspects of the built...

Michael Mercil, from the project, "Virtual Pasture"

Michael Mercil and Stratford Ecological Center
New Work Project Grant

The Virtual Pasture is an "agri/cultural" experiment making relation between a flock of sheep; a small grazing meadow; an outdoor video monitor; a public land-grant university; a non-profit farm and nature preserve, and the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University. The Virtual Pasture stimulates a sequence of aesthetic,...

Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker

Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker and TEOR/éTica
New Work Project Grant

Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker live and work in Panama and have been making collaborative work since 2006. Conlon has a background in science and sculpture and Harker in film and media studies. Their work merges Conlon's use of ordinary objects and investigations of human behavior with Harker's irony and...

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Ernesto Oroza and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation funding provided support for a site-specific project by Ernesto Oroza, a Cuban interdisciplinary artist and designer based in Miami whose work focuses on conceptual design and architecture. Ernesto Oroza's project took place at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a former residence modeled after European archetypes of comfort, aristocratic lifestyle,...