As cities across the nation contend with the displacement of culture by rising real estate prices, the conversation seems to be stuck on the idea of artists as hapless victims in this struggle. Artist Jane Richlovsky’s eviction from her studio by the Department of Transportation in Seattle inspired her to rewrite the Artist vs. Gentrification story. In her paintings, she unpacks the mid-century version of the American Dream. In her life she transforms the stereotypical starving artist in the garret into the artist as business person who shares in the wealth they create.Visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81xF4ouHkRk
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
For additional information about Jane visit: http://www.janerichlovsky.com
Artspeak, a video by artist Bill Claps, “explores the often incomprehensible language used by many curators, writers, critics, and other art insiders, which has alienated much of of the art-viewing public.“
The New York artist captures people’s thoughts and feelings about contemporary art, and includes footage shot in the streets, galleries and art fairs of New York, and in several countries in Europe.
The film was recently screened at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. Eventually it will be available to view online. In the meantime see the trailer:
“Artists, by the fact they are artists, have power. Artists provide thousands of nonartists with jobs! Examples of nonartists who depend on artists for jobs include art dealers, gallery staffs, curators, museum staffs, arts administrators; grants administrators; critics and journalists; corporate art consultants and advisors; federal, state, and municipal employees, framers; accountants; lawyers; framers; printers; and art suppliers.
“Yet more nonartists than artists make a living from art, and nonartists make more money from art than artists! This inequity exists, as do many others, because artists, the “employees,” individually and collectively have not yet recognized their power.” From How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist ©Caroll Michels 2015.