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Athenaeum awarded $60,000 from the Andy Warhol Foundation

Alan Flurry

The Athenaeum, the University of Georgia’s downtown contemporary art space, was awarded a $60,000 Fall 2022 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to support the exhibition Fabienne Lasserre: Listeners, marking the gallery’s first time receiving this prestigious award. Premiering in January of 2024, the exhibition will feature a series of sculpture/painting hybrid works by the Canadian-born, New York-based artist Fabienne Lasserre. To accompany the exhibition, the Athenaeum is commissioning a new work by modern dance choreographer Beth Gill that involves a series of dancers moving in and around the sculptures, activating the installation through the dancers’ repetitive movements.

For the Fall 2022 grant cycle, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts granted 48 organizations over $4 million to support artists and nourish creativity through exhibitions, residencies, commissions, publications, convenings, and curatorial research.

“The Foundation is pleased to support exhibitions that give artists opportunities to generate new work and expand their creative practices,” asserts Rachel Bers, Program Director of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. “The Athenaeum’s presentation of Fabienne Lasserre’s exhibition will expose the artist to new audiences and interlocutors, and enable her to experiment with interactivity and performance in new ways.”

“With support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Athenaeum is thrilled to host a major solo exhibition of artist Fabienne Lasserre,” says the Athenaeum’s Director, Katie Geha. “This generous funding will allow for new and radical collaborations, and we are beyond excited to invite choreographer Beth Gill and her company to perform at the Athenaeum in the spring of 2024.”

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Image: Fabienne Lasserre, Eye-Touch, 2020

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