Art Work

A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics

November 20 - January 15, 2010

SPACES hosts Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics, produced by Temporary Services, an independent, Chicago-based collective comprised of Brett Bloom, Salem Collo-Julin and Marc Fischer. Art Work is a newspaper and website that uses SPACES as its distribution hub. It consists of writings from artists, activists and academics on the topic of working amidst depressed economies and how that impacts artistic process, compensation and artistic property. The newspaper will be distributed throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

The independently published, 40-page paper (printed at The Plain Dealer press) features the writings of Julia Bryan-Wilson, author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam Era (2009) and Work Ethic (2003); Holland Cotter, New York Times Art Critic and 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for criticism; Christina Ulke, Marc Herbst, and Robby Herbst, editors for The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest; Harrell Fletcher, visual artist; Futurefarmers, a collective design studio that supports art projects, artists in residencies and research interests; Robin Hewlett, artist/activist; Justseeds: Visual Resistance Artists' Cooperative; Nicolas Lampert, interdisciplinary artist; Lize Mogel, interdisciplinary artist; and Dan S. Wang, artist and writer, as well as other influential essayists to be announced.
Art Work is funded by Lauren Rich Fine & Gary Giller and the John P. Murphy Foundation.

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This project is a part of the SPACES R&D Program.

The R&D (Research & Development) program invites artists, curators and other cultural producers to articulate their research and development of ideas and objects through a supported exhibition or project. These exhibitions and projects may be group, solo, or collaborative endeavors.

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