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The Role of Art and Funding panel discussion at BOS’14
What happens when Ben Davis, Hrag Vartanian, Deborah Brown, and Natalia Nakazawa join a panel to discuss the intersection of art and funding? A lively debate over the role of the individual versus the institution in a power struggle for the coveted available funding. The third AiB panel, The Role of Art and Funding Progress, took place at Brooklyn Fire Proof East in conjunction with Bushwick Open Studios on June 2, 2014. In addition to the four panelists, moderator Alexis Clements provided structure and guidance in a sometimes heated debate.
Spanning subjects from the Rheingold development in Bushwick to the current standing of the Brooklyn Museum, the conversation often become polarized as individual areas of interest and awareness took center stage. Institutional critique, in particular, became a major theme: Clements challenged the notion that museums are for the people, asking “Accessibility for whom?”—do museums intend to serve their communities or do they exist for another purpose? Such questions led to a conversation on the historical role of the museum and how that role has, and has not, changed to reflect contemporary needs.
Hi Everyone, This past weekend Culturefix Gallery in LES abruptly had to close - and in doing so - cancel all it’s remaining shows. Amongst those shows was a painting show showcasing
Lucia Love, Laura Tack and myself. It would have opened in Nov 2014, and would have been great. I was so much looking forwards to showing my own work along side two such amazing people, and it has been something been working towards for almost 1 year.
I am now looking for a new location and I would like to ask anyone who might have any suggestions to please get in touch with me.
paintings by Lucia Love and Laura Tack and Sessa Englund (but not in that order)
To expand and vent a bit I would like to talk more about art fair transparency. Did you know artists featured in the Whitney Biennial don’t get paid? Why would the curators and board members deserve more money than the artists? The Biennial is one of the hugest fucking things and the artists are…