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Harry J. Weil, Art History Phd Candidate, Wins prestigious 2012 Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Short-Form Writing

The Arts Writers Grant Program is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2012 grant

Harry J. Weil
(Short-Form Writing)

Harry J. Weil’s writing focuses on histories of performance and new media art practices. He will explore these topics within the regional context of the tri-state area, especially the Hudson River Valley, where contemporary artists have increasingly taken refuge to avoid New York City’s soaring costs of living and studio space. Tucked away in non-urban sites, these artists have maintained vibrant but underexplored, localized practices of art making.

Harry J. Weil has contributed reviews and interviews to Art Journal, ArtPapers, artUS, andAfterimage, and published on contemporary artists such Ryan McNamara, Kate Gilmore, Laurel Nakadate and Alexej Meschtschanow. He is currently a PhD candidate in Art History and Criticism at Stony Brook University, where his dissertation, Reperformance: Recreating and Reinterpreting Performance Art’s History, examines the historical and theoretical constructions of reperformance’s relationship to the reproductive capabilities of print media, photography, and film, as they developed in the second half of the twentieth century. He lectures on modern and contemporary art at William Paterson University and Ithaca College.

Arts Writers Grant Program announces 2012 grants The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2012 grants. Designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent and precise, as well as to create a broader audience for arts writing, the program aims to strengthen the field as a whole and to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts.In its 2012 cycle, the Arts Writers Grant Program has awarded a total of 623,500 USD to twenty-one writers. Ranging from 8,000 USD to 50,000 USD in four categories—articles, blogs, books and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to self-published blogs.