Month: June 2009



The Business of Art: A Conversation with Ted Hope

A Hopeful Manifesto Last month, Ted Hope spoke to a packed audience of NYFA fiscally sponsored filmmakers in NYFA’s new DUMBO offices. He spoke freely and frankly on the present state of independent filmmaking, and despite some recent, alarming statistics (art house film viewership is now down by 66%), his lecture was unfailingly optimistic. Reading…

The Business of Art: Making Space

John Well’s Ave Lux show at New York City’s Honey Space (May 14-June 13, 2009) In the Hyde Park Art Center’s recent Artists Run Chicago—a cacophonous, multimedia exhibition of the city’s artist-run spaces and the art they’ve hosted over the last decade—a stack of posters by the former gallery Deluxe Projects gives a twelve-point guide to running a DIY…