We all know that making a decent living as an artist can be quasi-impossible to even fathom. For the most part, money is hard to come by, life is expensive as hell and the public deems what they do either unnecessary, or pertaining to the realm of leisure.
Why is it that artists are paid less money than lawyers or businessmen when they're asked to speak in front of an audience? Could there be a way to challenge the status quo?
Here are a few highlights from the launch:
Luis Camnitzer is advocating for International Fine Art Renumeration Treaty, otherwise known as IFART. Yes, that pun was intended. And it only gets better with AFUK, otherwise known as: Artists For Universal Knowledge.
Meanwhile, K8 Hardy is having mental diarhea. Her thoughts are flying all over the place hitting millions of spots. It would appear that men are to blame, as she, as a woman, has spent her life negotiating the value of her body. This isn't just about her though, women self-brainwash themselves into accepting lower fees.
As for Liam Gillick, he brings up the safe haven of teaching that some prominent artists have retreated to as a way to escape brutal capitalism. That said, is it true?
Without further ado, for those of you who missed both the livestream and the event, here is a link to the video.