Recent Writing and Interviews
1 May 2015

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It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted anything new here. Social media has largely overtaken blogging as a way for me to (mis)communicate and figure out what’s happening in the (art) world. Still, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are fairly terrible places for actual thought.  Here are some recent essays and interviews that go a bit longer than a series of tweets or status updates.

Artistic success in America means wearing the right old school tie
Despite paying lip service to diversity, New York’s major museums, galleries and university programmes are bound tightly together in a system that favours the privileged –The Art Newspaper (link updated 11.19.18)

Distribution is 80/20: A Presentation Transcript
Here is a copy of my remarks for the Artist as Debtor Conference at Cooper Union organized by Coco Fusco and Noah Fischer. artanddebt.org

Why Do We Expect Artists to Work for Free? Here’s How We Can Change the System
My Creative Time Reports piece exploring the economic realities and possibilities around artist’s payments.  Creative Time Reports

Pass/Fail/Incomplete Podcast Interview
In which I talk about Alien(s), Capitalism, and the art world with Peter Rostovsky and Oliver Wasow. We banter. –PFI
 
The Undergang Armchair Podcast Interview
Here I spend some time with Ando discussing the challenges and possibilities for artists working in and around the art market before the opening of my show “Dear Copenhagen” at Gallery Poulsen.  We sat in the storage room in the basement for this one along with my jet lag. –Undergang Armchair 
The Conversation Art Podcast Interview
Michael Shaw asks many questions about my art and I try to formulate answers.  I hope I have not embarrassed myself or slandered any friends.  The Conversation
 
Image: William Powhida, State 1 – Solidarity Economies, 2014. Copyright William Powhida. Commissioned by Creative Time Reports.
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