Month: May 2009



The Business of Art: The New Exchange Rate

Several new projects are building an alternative to traditional modes of art funding In early ’70s New York City, when artists were still paying their Max’s Kansas City tabs with paintings, there was also, for a time, Food, the SoHo artist-run restaurant co-founded by Gordon Matta-Clark. Food’s open kitchen turned cooking into a performance and a…

The Business of Art: Looking Debt in the Eye

Esther Robinson’s acclaimed first film, A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and The Warhol Factory, was made possible through personal credit. What’s the upside of the current recession? Clarity about credit. It’s time for us to finally recognize that no gallery, grant, agent, or god is going to make our credit woes disappear. The economy is bad…