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Artadia's inaugural national publication surveying two years of Artadia Awardees
Guest edited by Franklin Sirmans, Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Published January 2011
The 168-page, full-color publication includes essays by foremost curators and thinkers in Artadia's program cities including guest editor Franklin Sirmans (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Andrea Barnwell Brownlee (Spelman College of Fine Art, Atlanta), René de Guzman (Oakland Museum of California), Jen Mergel (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), Stephanie Smith (Smart Museum of Art, Chicago), and Michelle White (The Menil Collection, Houston).
"Looking at the art and artists associated with Artadia over the last two years is a perfect opportunity to assess the first decade of this young millennium." writes Franklin Sirmans in his opening essay.
Flavorpill calls the book "pitch perfect." BURNAWAY writes that it "leaps beyond clichés of second city angst."
Featuring over 140 artworks and comments by Artadia Awardees 2009 Atlanta, 2009 Boston, 2008 Chicago, 2008 Houston, and 2009 San Francisco. Full biographies of the 41 artists are also included.
Support for Artadia's inaugural biennial publication is provided by two anonymous family foundations, Judith Alexander Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, The Graue Family Foundation, Houston Endowment, Inc., and many generous individuals.
Artists included in the publication:
Dawolu Jabari Anderson
Juan Angel Chávez
El Franco Lee II
Miller & Shellabarger
Brion Nuda Rosch
Weston Takeshi Teruya
Larry M. Walker
Richard T. Walker