U.T.-Dallas' CentralTrak, Southern Methodist University, and yours truly are collaborating to bring you a series of events relating to ART WORK, the one-off newspaper issue produced by the Chicago-based art collective, Temporary Services, on the subject of how economic hard times affect artistic process, compensation, and property, and artists' responses in their own and others' behalf. (For more info about Temporary Services' project, see my previous post or go to artandwork.us.)
Mark your calendar! [NOTE: This info has been updated here.]
May 22 - July 24 –– Exhibition at U.T.D.'s CentralTrak:Contributors to the newspaper include artists, critics, writers, and educators "seeking to articulate the ways in which artists and culture-makers both respond to and deal with the economic depressions of the world," including Holland Cotter, New York Times art critic and 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for criticism; artist/writer Gregory Sholette, contributor to Artforum and co-editor of The Interventionists: Users' Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life; Julia Bryan-Wilson, author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam Era (2009) and Work Ethic (2003); 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; Nicolas Lampert, interdisciplinary artist; Lize Mogel, interdisciplinary artist; Linda Frye Burnham, writer and founder of High Performance magazine; Scott Berzofsky and John Duda, organizers of City from Below; and Cooley Windsor, author of Visit Me in California; and many more.
"The Non-Profit Margin"
The exhibition will include works that confront the global economic crisis by challenging the avenues for exhibition and consumption of art and the art experience, by Ludwig Schwarz, Marjorie Schwarz, Tom Riccio + Frank Dufour (collaborating), Gary Farrelly, Richie Budd, give up, and Temporary Services. The opening reception will also include a [car] trunk show organized by Shelby Cunningham and featuring 8 other artists. Organized by CentralTrak Director, Kate Sheerin. Opening Reception May 22, 6 - 10 PM, at CentralTrak, 800 Exposition Ave. at Ash.
June 12 –– Symposium at SMU:
"ART WORK: A Local Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics"
This event will include presentations by the new head of SMU's Visual Arts Department, artist/writer Michael Corris, artist/writer Noah Simblist, and artist Maureen Connor, and artist Bryce Dwyer of InCUBATE, among others, discussing historical and contemporary aesthetic contexts for Temporary Services' project and comparable efforts. Organized by Michael Corris, Noah Simblist, and Kate Sheerin. Symposium June 12, 1 - 5 PM, O’Donnell Hall in Owen Art Center, SMU, on Hillcrest at Grenada; free parking in the "U Lot" just south of the building.
June 19 –– Program at CentralTrak:
"ART WORK: Readings"
This event will present readings of excerpts from ART WORK, including readings of texts by artist/Artforum writer Gregory Sholette, artist Nicolas Lampert, author Cooley Windsor, and others. Organized by Carolyn Sortor; support for actors' fees provided by Undermain Theatre. At CentralTrak, 800 Exposition Ave. at Ash; doors open at 7:30; program starts at 8 PM.
TS has been described as "working out of a Situationist tradition"; their projects or publications have been featured at Mass MoCA, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, the Smart Museum of Art, the Creative Time Summit, and elsewhere.
You can download a complete copy of the issue here or here (please share these links!)
A limited number of hard copies are also being distributed at select locations across the U.S., and additional hard copies are available for the cost of shipping, through Half Letter Press.
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