States and Markets

13.10.2012/ 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Simon Fraser University. Vancouver, Canada
LectureOrganized by Filip, The Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres and The Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference

Andrea Creamer

Session Five: States and Markets

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As a result of socio- economic shifts occasioned by neoliberalism and global- ization over the last twenty years, public funding for the arts has increasingly come to mean competition among, and compromise for, artists who receive state support. Although a relatively new phenomena in North America and Europe, artists from China, Cuba, and former East Europe know firsthand the limitations of government sponsorship and the concessions made in exchange for cultural subsi- dies. This session will carry on the discussions initiated dur- ing the first night’s debate to consider, on both theoretical and practical terms, artist-run institutions entangled by art and state interests.

Am Johal

Matei Bejenaru
Tania Bruguera
Corinn Gerber
Art Metropole and Passenger Books
Gregory Sholette
Queens College, CUNY, and Institute for Wishful Thinking
Pauline J. Yao