Let’s be clear about something: it is infuriating that most interesting artists are perfectly capable of functioning in at least two or three professions that are, unlike that of art, respected by society in terms of compensation and general usefulness. And compensation—which is money—is not only for feeding lavish lifestyles or taking spontaneous beach vacations. Ask anyone who has children or sick relatives in a country without good health care—which could by now be almost any country, as the administration of life is deferred more and more to the private sphere of personal finance. This only makes the question of fair compensation all the more pressing. It is no longer an issue of some kind of moral or ethical principle, but of life itself. So why should so many talented and hyper-qualified artists submit themselves willingly to a field of work (that is, in art) that offers so little in return for such a huge amount of unremunerated labor?..

Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle

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Franco Berardi Bifo

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Boris Groys

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Hu Fang

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Precarious Workers Brigade

On Leaving the Building: Thoughts of the Outside
Dieter Roelstraete

Positively Representation of Banking Revisited
Simon Sheikh

In Free Fall: A Thought Experiment on Vertical Perspective
Hito Steyerl

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