Friday, September 26

Something for artists and philanthropists to aspire to

"Untitled (Paper Plates, Glue)" (2003)

"Colony" (2005)

"Untitled (Styrofoam Cups)" (2008)

New York artist, Tara Donovan, is amongst the 2008 recipients of the MacArthur "genius" grant. This has to be the most utopian award I've ever heard of: it's open to practitioners in any field, has no application forms, an entirely anonymous nomination process, a thoroughly confidential selection process, no obligations, and half a million dollars paid in regular installments over five years.

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