OUR COLUMNIST BAMBALL REFLECTS ON THE ZABLUDOWICZ AND CO PHILANTROPIC METHODOLOGIES:
‘Rather than using their resources to help out the already well funded and eel connected public institutions (whoops, auto correct problem there, but interestingly, “eel” seems to work…), couldn’t the efforts of organizations like IPF be used to promote contemporary art at a more grassroots, local level? Local programs to educate about contemporary art, community connectors and aggregators of various artists studios and galleries into regional collectives or exhibitions. Why does the Tate need help? I would assume there are a lot more needy non-profits and smaller local cash poor galleries and museums out there who could use the cash and promotional star power.
But then again, it’s not about the art or the educational component, it’s about ego and being seen.’