Open Space Thursdays

March 24 - May 12, 2011
Shop Talk Shop Talk

Koret Visitor Education Center

Open Space and the online journal Art Practical collaborate on a three-part series of conversations considering the survival strategies that artists develop and adopt to gain recognition and financial viability. Utilizing artist Stephanie Syjuco's collaborative project Shadowshop, on view as part of The More Things Change, as a jumping-off point, Shop Talk will examine the ways artists attempt to re-structure market conditions to support or help further the aesthetic and critical capacities of their work.

The first conversation, on March 24, 2011, will be a town-hall style forum that hopes to elicit a broad spectrum of positions on the ways artists approach the "production, consumption, and dissemination of their work," and how a general public encounters artist projects that address or reflect larger social questions about economy and autonomy. The second conversation, on April 14, will home in on the most prevailing concerns raised in the first. The third conversation, on May 12, will be a brainstorming session, in which attendees are encouraged to consider possible models for autonomy in these tough economic times.

Please join us! You can also follow the conversation on our blog, Open Space.

Past

Shop Talk: Part One

This first of three conversations will focus on issues and themes raised by Stephanie Syjuco's collaborative project Shadowshop, on view now as part of the exhibition The More Things

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Shop Talk: Part Two

This evening's Shop Talk will home in on the most prevailing concerns raised in the March 24 discussion around issues raised by Stephanie Syjuco's collaborative project Shadowshop.…

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Shop Talk: Part Three

Shop Talk has been considering the survival strategies artists develop and adopt to gain recognition and financial viability, utilizing artist Stephanie Syjuco's collaborative…

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Image: Stephanie Syjuco, Shadowshop, 2010-2011; photo by Dominic Santos