Follow the Money, Visual Arts, captures the flow of money across all institutions involved in visual art in the United States. By contrast, Follow the Money, Art In New York City focuses on the source of funding of all NYC based art institutions, encompassing the totality of the art space, i.e. both visual and performing art.
About the work
Follow The Money are works that narrows the investigation to the art space, and unveils the complex flow of money from foundations to all art institutions. The nodes of the work are givers (mostly foundations, show in blue) and receivers (mostly art institutions, show in red), and the links between them correspond to explicit donations. The color code and the thickness of the line corresponds to the amount of money that a foundation donated to a specific art institution. The work unveils the complex ecosystem of funding that keeps the art space breathing year by year. Viewers can approach the works with a hand-held UV lamp that will unveil the name of each institution, offering the chance to explore who funds whom.
Photo: Emma Schwartz
Credit: A.-L. Barabási, L.Shekhtman, Y.Liu, S.Dikshit, A. Grischenko