Month: January 2009



The Business of Art: An Art-Market Recession Report

The opening of 31GRAND’s space on the Lower East Side, July 2007 Since last fall, a fog of uncertainty has blanketed New York’s art world as galleries, artists, and collectors have tried to make sense of the current economic recession. While the economy was still in free-fall, New York Magazine critic Jerry Saltz predicted a dire economic future:…

Special Feature: A Conversation with Chiara Clemente and Swoon

Suzan Sherman: You begin your documentary with a quote from Susan Sontag: “I was not looking for my dreams to interpret life, but rather for my life to interpret my dreams.” These words fittingly reflect the women that you’ve featured in Our City Dreams, who, like Sontag, came to New York to be artists. How did…

Meet a NYFA Artist: Meredith Cole

NYFA speaks with 2004 Playwriting/Screenwriting Fellow Meredith Cole. NYFA: Hi Meredith, Please tell us what are you working on and what’s coming up for you. MC: In 2007, I won the St. Martin’s/Malice Domestic Best Traditional First Mystery Award, and my first book, Posed for Murder, will be published by St. Martin’s Minotaur in February…