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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.