when I was in my early 20’s, kinda like low key studying and didn’t have a single shit but cute project space exhibition yet, i had an acquaintance complain ‘bout how all these exhibitions she was having, didn’t do shit. i was like, huh? dat bish be trippin! as if all of that platform, exposure, dissemination of talent, springboard for creative output, publicity and hype around her work wouldn’t help to develop her practice? how could someone have like fifteen exhibitions a year and say they’re really badly struggling to pay rent and feed their belly?
well, probably be- cause all these “first world western centers of civilization” have a minimum wage that does not belong to the realms of artistic production. there is no abiding law to pay artists when they are exhibiting their work in germany, where that gal was speaking, nor within most other “first world” contexts. there is recommendations from the german senate. unfortunately most major art institutions in ger- many are as truthful to these recommendations as ya average cheatin’ fuckboy...Read the full article in the printed issue. Get OVER Journal 2