W.A.G.E. seems to be very clear about positioning themselves in a sphere that is realistic for the creative field and with viable and attainable goals. The question now it seems is how to make a payment system sustainable. An experiment at Artists Space is the first attempt at making that happen.
Last night, I attended Feeling the Shape of the Arts Economy, a forum for discussion organized by Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) at Artists Space.
On Monday we briefly reported on the confusion surrounding Occupy 38, or “Take Artists Space,” one of the most puzzling developments done in the name of Occupy Wall Street. The Arts and Culture working group has released an official statement about Occupy 38.
Leave it to the art world to make everything about them, a tendency that has become crystal clear over the past few weeks since the Occupy Wall Street movement began last month. First the race of anonymous Twitter handles, then it was museums, now it’s (of all places) Artist’s Space with the compulsory (and accompanying) Tumblelog.