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Art Dividends

I suggest that social transaction is the commodity of exchange—a premise that gives weight to interactions between artists, organizers, and audience—making those interactions, and the events where they take place, valuable indeed.



Occupy Yr SoPra

After returning from a full four days at the Central Time Centric Symposium, I was ready to call for an honest inventory of the way that the same systemic structures have permeated the forms and practitioners that were the focus of our gathering.



I am for an artist who vanishes

I am for an artist who vanishes takes Claes Oldenburg’s 1961 manifesto and recent developments in socially-engaged art to explore the collective life of art as it leaves the CV of the artist and enters a broader field.


Utopia School’s Faith

Mike Calway-Fagen surveys Utopia School, BASEKAMP’s collaborative multi-city project that explores Utopian initiatives in order to create a comprehensive database for research, engagement and action.


NYC TBD: An Artist-Led Land Trust

How can I, a thirty year old artist who is surrounded by unemployment, soaring rents and a graduating class of 100,000 creative debtors each year in this nation, dream about belonging to one neighborhood for life?