The (economic) position of the artist in a society

Wednesday, August 28th at 6 pm
Museum of Contemporary art Metelkova

This debate will allow participants to contemplate the position of the artist in a society. The issue will be explored from different angles, with a particular emphasis on the economic conditions of the creative process. How exactly does an artist understand his economic situation and how is it seen by society? In what way do these questions permeate the content that is created and how can they influence the actual economic position of a creative subject within contemporary society? In what kind of conditions do artists currently work and what kind of conditions await them in the future? In what manner do artists form alternatives to the existing administrative and production conditions for contemporary art? Are artists co-creating the economy of artistic creation or are they merely trying to survive in the given circumstances?

Participating: Saška Rakef, Mare Bulc, Cynthia Hopkins, Aleš Črnič, Ana Čigon, Andreja Džakušič
Moderator: Samo Selimović
In cooperation with the 7th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia – U3.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac

The debate will be in English.

90 minutes


28. 08. 2013