many are called, few chosen


Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative which helped bring to Philadelphia shows like

Wall Power and Valie Export, just announced its 2003 grant winners. Of 14 institutional applicants, four received exhibition awards and one received a planning grant, for a total of $726,500. And the winners are: Moore College of Art and Design ($181,500) –the first American solo exhibit of German artist Jorg Immendorff ; Main Line Art Center ($150,000) –four site specific projects including one by Brooklyn photographer and sculptor Bob Braine, known for paddling around in home-made boats to document the man/nature interface (image); Institute of Contemporary Art ($180,000) — retrospective of work by sculptor and installation artist Barry LeVa; and the Fabric Workshop and Museum ($200,000) –a project exploring the influence of film and video on art. Taller Puertorriqueno received a $15,000 planning grant for a show of Pre-Columbian Taino art. With this round of grants, PEI has awarded close to $5 million over the last six years. ICA, Moore, and the Fabric Workshop are three-time PEI grant winners. This is Main Line’s second award.