Ludlow 38

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PublisherLudlow 382019
This publication presents the transcript of a discussion between the eleven artists invited to participate in a group exhibition at Fri Art Kunsthalle Fribourg in October 2018. This discussion was organized by Ramaya Tegegne the day before the opening. The participants share experiences and recommendations regarding working conditions and, in particular, the question of the valorization of artistic labor. The discussion gathered Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Michèle Graf & Selina Grüter, Jason Hirata, Ghislaine Leung, Jason Loebs, Cassidy Toner, Anaïs Wenger, Constantina Zavitsanos and Ramaya Tegegne. The title is borrowed from the American writer, civil rights activist, and self-described ...
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Wages For Wages Against is a campaign for the fair remuneration of artists in Switzerland, better work conditions, and an alternative economy of the arts. Most art organizations—private, public, for profit or non-profit—in Switzerland do not systematically or sufficiently remunerate artists who take part in their programs, and do not make contracts to clarify labour relations. The goal of the campaign is to minimize precarity, financial inequalities and asymmetries within the arts. Wages For Wages Against wishes to open the field to individuals who cannot afford to work for free, and to allow non-commercial practices to flourish.

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