Artist at the Helm

EFA Project Space is pleased to announce the first of two programs in partnership with the CUE Art Foundation, an interactive panel discussion titled, Artist at the Helm: Creative Survival Skills for Navigation

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009, 6:30pm – 8pm

At the CUE Art Foundation, 511 West 25th Street, Ground Floor

$5 Suggested donation


As the art world transforms itself, artists find they must adapt to societal changes in order to persevere.  Once upon a time, one could network by walking into a gallery with a portfolio in hand or by attending exhibition openings– but today, the story is much more complex.  For that reason, a guided roundtable discussion bringing together emerging and established artists and art organizers (i.e curators and media professionals) will provide a platform for sharing anecdotes and advice on surviving in this ever-changing system.  While the more seasoned speakers may bring forth traditional methods, the younger participants can offer their understanding of cutting edge practice.  Artists at all stages in their careers serve to benefit from first hand accounts and insights into how to promote oneself today through creative and timely means of networking and audience development.  Focus will be placed on methods for resource sharing, the effectiveness of web verses “real world” strategies, and the importance of community building for the endurance of an artist’s livelihood.

Participating speakers:

Paul Laster, Editor, Artkrush will be guiding the conversation.

Gema Alava, artist

Colleen Asper, Ad Hoc Vox

Jennifer Dudley, Ad Hoc Vox

Trong Gia Nguyen, artist and curator

Pablo Helguera, artist

Paddy Johnson, Art Fag City

Christina Ray, Founder and Director of Glowlab and Conflux Festival

Joshua Selman, artist


Seating is limited. To reserve a space, please RSVP to ryan.thomas@cueartfoundation.org.