What $300,000 Of NEA Money Gets You

The Guggenheim Museum in New York is going to hold an exhibition entitled “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World .” All made possible, thanks to a generous grant of $300,000 from the National Endowment of the Arts.

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The piece causing the biggest stir is a short film that was shot in 2003 in Beijing of an exhibit titled “Dogs Cannot Touch Each Other.” You can watch it Here

Another controversial piece is called “Old Persons Home.” You can watch it performed here when it was on display at Saatchi gallery in 2008, Here

 The New York Times calls the piece pictured here “A Case Study of Transference,” which I don’t think properly depicts what the patrons are experiencing. There are some pretty sick so called pieces of art described in the NYT article. 

10 Comments on What $300,000 Of NEA Money Gets You

  1. Well, it appears being a mentally ill artist(?) has its benefits when it comes to funding from the National Endowment of the Arts.

    Insanity funded by the NEA.

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