Month: July 2010



The Business of Art: An Interview with Nao Bustamante by Brian Sloan

Other than occasional documentaries on PBS, programs about art and artists are rarely seen on America’s commercial TV networks. At the same time, the fine arts have been obsessed with television, with countless paintings, sculptures, performance pieces, and photographic representations of the medium over the last 40 years, from Robert Frank to Matthew Barney. In…

The Business of Art: Bartering Art for Healthcare

Three years before his death, Homer Avila rehearses +Pas, a piece choreographed for him after his amputation, in this still from Karina Epperlein’s 16-minute documentary, Phoenix Dance (2006). In 2001, after years of being unable to afford a doctor’s visit, world-renowned dancer and choreographer Homer Avila happily found himself with a gig at the Santa Fe Opera that provided the…

Meet a NYFA Artist: Anne DeAcetis

NYFA speaks with 2010 Fiscally Sponsored Artist Anne DeAcetis. NYFA: Can you tell us what are you working on and what’s coming up for you? AD: Right now, Violette, Violette [Ed: DeAcetis’ Fiscally Sponsored performance project] has my full attention. The working draft I created last year was a great start, but now I’m adding…

Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program Newsletter, Issue No. 14

Featured Organization: Cidadão Global This month the IAP is thrilled to feature Cidadão Global (CG) a community-based, social justice organization doing groundbreaking work with low-income Brazilian immigrants based primarily in the New York City area. CG is dedicated to promoting and defending the human rights of immigrants and strengthening citizen participation and collaboration within the…