Dr. Nizan Shaked is professor of contemporary art history, museum, and curatorial studies at California State University Long Beach. Her book "The Synthetic Proposition: Conceptualism and the Political Referent in Contemporary Art" (Manchester University Press, 2017) is a winner of the 2019 Smithsonian American Art Museum Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art, and a Wyeth Foundation for American Art College Art Association Publication Award in 2015. She is currently working on "Museums and Wealth: the Politics of Contemporary Art Collections," forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic, London.
So Much for Philanthropy: the Marciano and “All the Usual Suspects” — A Los Angeles Perspective by Dr. Nizan Shaked
Why are we accepting at face value that private nonprofit art institutions, including the Broad, merit public subsidy that directly benefits the wealthy while art workers remain disadvantaged?