Week 6 : Situations-Work Ethic-Helen Molesworth & more thoughts on the socially-engaged artist.

Helen Molesworth's curatorial essay for Work Ethic at the Baltimore Museum of Modern Art in 2004 was an interesting read for me in that it threw a different light on the movements of the 1960s. While I had seen those movements-Art Povera, Performance, Conceptual Art, Land Art and so forth- as the artists failed attempt to …

THINKING ABOUT ART & POVERTY

I was reading an article about a series of podcasts of interviews of artists and how they make a living. You can read it here It was a practical investigation into how an artist can continue to make money to survive, a problem that we constantly have to reevaluate through the course of our lives. In …

SO EASY

One of the most annoying thing an artist can hear is the exclamation "Oh it's so easy for you!" It is meant as a compliment but it's not too hard to feel the whack of its backhand. You don't work at anything, it implies, you don't even have to try. The genius of this phrase …