Why Are We Having This Conversation? Financial Realities for Artists
By Cheryl Meeker
Shop Talk: Part Three - May 12, 2011
7:00pm Koret Visitor Education Center
SFMOMA, San Francisco
A lecture and visual presentation contextualizing the thesis of Shop Talk: Part Three, which considered "survival strategies artists develop and adopt to gain recognition and financial viability in tough economic times."
"Why Are We Having This Conversation?" addressed the landscape of economic, social, structural and creative realities that are acting upon the artist in the current financial collapse, positing that a better understanding of the place the artist holds in the existing power structure contributes to an improved platform from which to create art and live our lives.
Please contact Cheryl Meeker at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a more expansive version of the presentation she made at SFMOMA for your group.
W.A.G.E. RECOGNIZES THAT ART IS WORK, AND THEREFOR SHOULD BE MONETARILY COMPENSATED.
Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) is a group of artists, art workers, performers and independent curators fighting to get paid for making the world more interesting. // www.wageforwork.com