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“In Other Words: A Native Primer”, 2013. Vinyl signage, found wood, screws and wire. Dimensions variable. (Detail)

Anna Tsouhlarakis
Grants for Visual Artists

Through her sculpture, performance, installation and video, Anna Tsouhlarakis is helping to create a new vocabulary within the dialogue of Native American art. She is interested in building conceptual connections between seemingly disparate subjects and combining them to become the tool for deciphering and interpreting her own familial narratives. The...

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Documentation of "On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Genocide and Slavery," a performance by Dread Scott, 2014. Project produced by More Art. Photographed by Mark Von Holden

Dread Scott
Grants for Visual Artists

Dread Scott works in a range of media: performance, installation, photography, video, screen-print and painting. The thread that connects his work is an engagement with sharp social questions confronting humanity and a desire to push formal and conceptual boundaries. (Excerpt and images below selected from grant proposal. All works...

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Gabe Kenney
Grants for Visual Artists

Gabe Kenney creates elaborate installation and performance works that combine carefully arranged and selected printed matter like scientific illustrations, diagrams, digital prints and graphic wall patterns with objects of aging technology, whiteboards, organs, janitors equipment to set the stage for a conflicted character to emerge, often performed by the artist...

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BIRDBRAIN, 2012, performance, 40 minutes

Emily Mast
Grants for Visual Artists

Emily Mast received a direct artist grant from the foundation in 2013 and is planning to apply the funds toward the development of a new series of performances based on the “scenic poems” of Joan Brossa (1919-1998), a little known Catalan artist and writer. Brossa’s work (much like her own) deals with...

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“Visual Poems Studies in Time and Space” (2010-ongoing)

Dawn Kasper and Cannonball Miami
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation will help support Dawn Kasper's 3-month residency at Cannonball Miami in 2014. During her time in Miami, Ms. Kasper plans to transform her live/work environment into an evolving sculptural space that is open to the public and reflective of her time, research and dialogue with the local context....

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In 'Scenic Jogging,' Mayer runs through gritty urban environments chasing projections of idyllic screensaver landscapes. She chases an elusive image of freedom in the form of a natural world that is always just out of reach.

Jillian Mayer & Locust Projects
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is providing support for Jillian Mayer’s performance and exhibition 'We Are Talking' at Locust Projects. A sound stage for a televised talk show will be installed inside the gallery, creating a set for the artist to perform the role of host to gallery visitors. The artist will not...

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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...

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J.J. McCracken, performance element of "Hunger, Philadelphia." Image courtesy of Arlington Arts Center and the artist..

J.J. McCracken and Arlington Arts Center
New Work Project Grant

J.J. McCracken Hunger, Philadelphia installation, with live activity Calling attention to need as an under-discussed issue in society, the HUNGER project juxtaposes plenty with quality, immediate gratification with sustainability. Hunger, Philadelphia occurred as a site-specific, three-phase project. It examines hunger from a global perspective while responding and contributing to the local community hosting...

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Richie Budd, "Absorbing Liminal Homeostasis," 2008 Mixed media installation

Richie Budd and Artpace San Antonio
New Work Project Grant

Absorbing Liminal Homeostasis November 06, 2008 - January 11, 2009 Artpace San Antonio Richie Budd's installation for Artpace, Absorbing Liminal Homeostasis, is a new chapter in the artist's investigation of heightened sensory experience. It incorporates Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), a communication model applied in psychotherapy that studies the structure of subjective experience....

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