"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...

The Tokyo-based company said the women it invited had been unable to attend, but female photographers were unsatisfied by the explanation.


"Aman Mojadidi: Once Upon a Place" shares 70 stories of New York immigrants in Times Square phone booth art installation.

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.

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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.

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The danger we live in, in order to make the work.

For all those who have lived in, performed at, or been to unsanctioned DIY artist spaces around the world, the warehouse fire in Oakland hits sadly close to home.


Dear New Museum, You recently announced expansion plans that will double the amount of space you currently occupy on the Bowery and that you have already successfully raised $43 million of the $80 million needed to do it. Congratulations – that's big news. It could also be big news for the hundreds…

A call for work - deadline 13 November 2016
Wage On! Women, Art + Money:

The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism.

'“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.”'

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Artemisia Gentileschi turned the horrors of her own life – repression, injustice, rape – into brutal biblical paintings that were also a war cry for oppressed women. Why has her extraordinary genius been overlooked?

Fair Wage Onstage!

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Fair Wage Onstage

Tonya Pinkins stands strong for a #FairWageOnstage!

"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. "

Everyone's talking about the great speech T Bone Burnett gave as the keynote address to AmericanaFest yesterday. If you missed it, here's the transcript (posted with permission from the Americana Music Association): I have come here today first to bring you love. I have come here to express my deep…

From the ever amazing Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani!

Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani tells how combining public art, oral history, and open dialogue helped rebuild burned bridges between estranged community groups in the Lower East Side's Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA).

Sound familiar??

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 27– Artists Samantha Hill from Chicago and Ed Woodham from Brooklyn have been terminated from the Mill Hill artist residency as of July 26, 2016 and requested to vacate their downtown Macon, Georgia apartment by Friday, July 29 after only 21 days of the 3-4 mon...

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England is now home to its first trade union for artists.

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