Being an art handler means belonging to a patchwork quilt of professional networks, but translating goodwill into solidarity requires significant effort. One day, you might have to entrust a colleague with your life.
Clynton Lowry on acknowledging the invisible people of the art world: art handlers and preparators.
“We’re like the roadies of the art world,” states Shane Caffrey in his 2010 video announcement for the first Art Handling Olympics. “It’s not an art piece, it’s a community event … it’s a thing for a community that has never really had any chance to get together.”