Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics at ACA Sculpture

The SCAD-ACA Sculpture Studio Gallery presents and distributes “Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics”

The SCAD-ACA Sculpture Studio Gallery presents Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics, featuring a free newspaper and website of writings and images from artists, activists, writers and critics on the topic of working within depressed economies, and how that environment impacts artistic process. Art Work is produced by Temporary Services, a group comprised of Chicago-based artists Brett Bloom, Salem Collo-Julin and Marc Fischer who produce exhibitions, events, projects, and publications that blur distinctions between art practice and other creative endeavors. “Experiencing art in the places we inhabit on a daily basis remains a critical concern for us. It helps us move art from a privileged experience to one more directly related to how we live our lives. A variety of people should decide how art is seen and interpreted, rather than continuing to strictly rely on those in power,” writes Temporary Services. “We are interested in art that takes engaging and empowering forms.”

Art Work features work by Julia Bryan-Wilson, author of “Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam Era” (2009) and “Work Ethic” (2003); Holland Cotter, New York Times Art Critic and 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for criticism; Christina Ulke, Marc Herbst and Robby Herbst, editors for The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest; Harrell Fletcher, visual artist; Futurefarmers, a collective design studio that supports art projects, artists in residencies and research interests; Justseeds: Visual Resistance Artists’ Cooperative; InCUBATE (Institute for Community Understanding Between Art and the Everyday); activist group W.A.G.E., (Working Artsits and the Greater Economy); FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics); Guerrilla Art Action Group; 16 Beaver Group; Teaching Artist Union; artist/organizer Robin Hewlett; as well as many others. The newspaper will be distributed for free throughout the U.S. and in Puerto Rico.

The exhibit at the SCAD-ACA Sculpture Studio Gallery will run from March 22nd through April 2nd, Fischer will lead a discussion based on the art, labor, and economic issues raised in Art Work on Friday, April 2nd at 6pm. A Reception will follow from 7-8 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

The SCAD-ACA Sculpture Studio Gallery is free of admission and open to the public Monday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

SCAD-ACA Sculpture Studio Gallery
1 Art Center Way
Atlanta GA 30309

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