"We believe that all exhibitions, including the exhibitions of the shortlisted nominees, should include an artist fee. Furthermore, artist talks, panels, and public discussions should also include fees. Artists contribute greatly to the prestige of this prize, and their labor, like all forms of labor, needs to be compensated proportionately."
In the year 2017...
Who gets to tell the story? Which story? When? How?
1955: Emmett Till lynched by Carolyn + Roy Bryant, JW Milam.
2017: Dana Schutz painting of Till's open casket exhibited at the Whitney Biennial.
Join us for “Perspectives on Race and Representation: An Evening with the Racial Imaginary Institute,” streaming live now.
Taking the debate around Dana Schutz...’s painting, Open Casket, as a starting point, tonight’s program looks at questions about the ethics of representation and the responsibilities of artists and museums. The Whitney is partnering with Claudia Rankine and the Racial Imaginary Institute to convene this conversation with artists, scholars, and critics to gain their insights into these issues in relation to the 2017 Biennial and our contemporary moment.
Contributions from Elizabeth Alexander, Christopher Benson, LeRonn P. Brooks, Ken Chen, Malik Gaines, Lyle Ashton Harris, Terrance Hayes, Ajay Kurian, Christopher Y. Lew, Casey Llewellyn, Mia Locks, Claudia Rankine, Sarah Schulman, Christina Sharpe, and Herb Tam, among others.
Speak out in the comments below and your question may be asked during the program.
The danger we live in, in order to make the work.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM W.A.G.E.
A call for work - deadline 13 November 2016
Wage On! Women, Art + Money:
'“This is the ring you gave me and these are your promises!” yelled Gentileschi as she was tortured in a Rome courtroom in 1612. Ropes were wrapped around her f...ingers and pulled tight. The judge had advised moderate use of the sibille, as this torture was called, for she was after all 18. Across the court sat the man who had raped her. No one thought of torturing him. Defiantly, Gentileschi told him her thumbscrews were the wedding ring he’d promised. Again and again, she repeated that her testimony about the rape was reliable: “It is true, it is true, it is true, it is true.”'
"We live in a time in which artists are being stampeded from one bad deal to another worse deal. No one asks the artists. We are told to get good at marketing. I have to say- and I think I probably speak for every musician here- that I didn’t start playing music because I sought, or thought it would lead to, a career in marketing. "
Why not add your name to organize - fair compensation for artist!
From the ever amazing Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani!
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tip o the hat to Mark Coniglio