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5 Cities / 41 Artists / Artadia 08/09 $40

The publication is available online for $40, in addition to select book stores and museum shops around the country. Contact us to find a store location near you.

All proceeds support Artadia’s programs for artists.

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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), Rene 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 cliches 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:

Mequitta Ahuja
Tristan Al-Haddad
Dawolu Jabari Anderson
Melika Bass
Claire Beckett
Ambreen Butt
Juan Angel Chávez
Caleb Cole
Don Cooper
Jim Duignan
Ruth Dusseault
Theaster Gates
James Gobel
Raul Gonzalez
Eric Gottesman
Katy Heinlein
Kelly Kaczynski
Lauren Kelley
Jason Lazarus
El Franco Lee II
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle
Lynne McCabe
Miller & Shellabarger
Delilah Montoya
Katrina Moorhead
Floyd Newsum
Moses Nornberg
Fahamu Pecou
Kim Piotrowski
Brion Nuda Rosch
Leslie Shows
Amie Siegel
Jerry Siegel
Allison Smith
Weston Takeshi Teruya
Stephanie Toppin
Larry M. Walker
Richard T. Walker
Angela West
Anne Wilson
Joe Zane