As I sat comfortably inside the respected contemporary gallery on a grayish afternoon, two visual artists replied to questions and comments about their work. Intentions were discussed, free white wine poured.
The crisis of higher education is not unique to the arts. However, artists in particular sit at the crux of this broken system more than most people in other fields, in part because the arts have the largest debt to job prospect ratio.
Over the next year we will pursue parallel narratives under the framework Unstable States, New Constitutions in our first long term feature. Through this itinerary we aim to study our increasingly global instability as a method of learning and unlearning the present and gather the constellations and speculative forms rising from this constant state of crisis. We ask: Can this unprecedented moment of dissolution also be an opportunity for rearticulation and rearrangement?