This Saturday at MoMA PS1 Print Shop Art Handler
will host a series of talks and presentations by artists, art handlers, critics, activists, administrators, assistants, and other art professionals. The series frames art as an industry and fosters dialog between art laborers and art producers.
W.A.G.E. will participate in the panel Organized Art Workers
from 4:00-5:30pm. This panel presents actions, strategies, and perspectives of consolidating workers in the art field. Panelists will discuss the general ambition to organize workers, as well as the distinction between different organizing strategies. Discussions will be framed by considering the challenges in implementing unionizing methods from other industries. Ultimately, the participants are asked to envision the possibilities of standardization and how this could benefit artists and workers alike. Moderated by Brian Kuan Wood, this panel includes Antonio Serna (OWS Arts & Labor), Susan Jahoda (BFAMFAPhD), Caroline Woolard (BFAMFAPhD), Stephen Sewell (Art Handlers Alliance) and Julian Tysh (Teamsters Local 814, Art Handlers Alliance).
Saturday March 28 at 11am-5:30pm
(MoMA PS1 Print Shop)
22-01 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
For Dossier #3
has invited W.A.G.E. to develop an online tool that will set standards of compensation for artists developing online commissions. This project was launched by a discussion on commissioning and producing
with W.A.G.E., Filipa Ramos (e-flux), Stephanie Luce, Suhail Malik, and Andrew Ross on March 7, 2015, and formalized by a working contract between e-flux and W.A.G.E., which can be found here