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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…

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…