2016 in Museums, Moneys, and Politics
The year 2016 is organized like a telephone book; the data corresponding to the contributions are classified in alphabetical order by the name of the donor. With this database as well as other types of information, the 900-page book presents a material representation of the scale of the cross over between cultural philanthropy and the financing of political campaigns in America. It also provides an unprecedented resource for discovering the political leaning of the museum sector. The work includes a postface by Jamie Stevens, the former curator and program coordinator at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco, tracing the evolution of the book.