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The Graham Foundation, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, has announced its 2016 Grants to cultural Organizations. These totaled $419,000 (USD) for a sum of 31 projects around the world.
The foundation’s grants follow four distinctive categories: Exhibition, Film/Video/New Media, Public Program, and Publication. All support new and challenging ideas in architecture and were selected from a competitive pool of over 230 submissions. 2016 grantees comprise a diverse group of national and international organizations in cities across North America and the world, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Johannesburg, London, and Istanbul.
New York grant highlights include that to The Bronx Museum of the Arts for Gordon Matta-Clark’s project “Anarchitect,” The Jewish Museum for Pierre Chareau’s “Modern Architecture and Design,” and Madison Square Park Conservancy for Josiah McElheny’s “Prismatic Park: Colored Glass to Destroy Hatred.”
The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts is among the international grants recipients for its design biennial focused around the topic “Are We Human? The Design of the Species: 2 seconds, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 years” put forward by curators Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley.