Sight School

December 24, 2009, 6:04 pm
Filed under: Press

Art, work, and artwork

Artist-run groups move beyond doodling for dollars in a screwed-up economy

Tuesday December 22, 2009

By Spencer Young


Art Work Reading Room

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Art Work Reading Room. It was an inspiring evening and a perfect way to officially open Sight School’s doors.

Be sure to check out Peter Dobey’s review Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics on Art Practical.

Sight School

Julian Myers

Zachary Scholz

Art Work

Sean Fletcher & Isabel Reichert

And thank you as well to Zachary Scholz, Sean Fletcher & Isabel Reichert, Lynne McCabe, Julian Myers, Malak Helmy, and Natasha Wheat for their readings and performances, and to Matthew Rana for organizing this event.

Video clips from the readings and discussion will be posted soon. In the mean time, please feel free to comment if you have additional thoughts from the night, or if you missed the event and would like to share any possible ideas surrounding art, labor and economics please do- It is important we all continue this conversation.

Art Work Reading Room
December 5, 2009, 9:06 pm
Filed under: Past

Sight School is pleased to host this one-night exhibition and public reading of Chicago-based collective Temporary Services’ newspaper titled, “Art Work: A National Conversation on Art, Labor and Economics.” This event will take place from 7-9pm on Wednesday December 16th.

A handful of local artists, writers and curators including Sean Fletcher & Isabel Reichert, Lynne McCabe, Julian Myers, Ted Purves, and Natasha Wheat will deliver public readings of texts directly from or related to the newspaper, while providing analysis and commentary in an informal reading-room environment. Readings will feature works by Chris Burden, Carolina Caycedo, Cooley Windsor & Futurefarmers, and the Guerilla Art Action Group (GAAG), among others. In addition, this event will serve as a distribution point for free printed copies of the newspaper. Participants will be encouraged contribute to the event and participate in discussion on how to build an economically viable arts community in the Bay Area.

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