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W.A.G.E. Writing

An Open Letter to 'Artist'


An introduction to WAGENCY. Circulated in November 2016.

An Open Letter to the New Museum


Written and circulated in response to the museum's announcement of expansion plans in May, 2016.

On Residency Programs


A text written for and presented at The Alliance of Artists Communities Annual Conference in October 2015, representing W.A.G.E.'s initial thoughts on guidelines for compensation within residency programs.

Online Digital Artwork and the Status of the "Based-In" Artist


A text commissioned for SUPERCOMMUNITY, e-flux journal's contribution to the 56th Venice Biennale, 2015.

On Merit


A text written for and read at The Artist As Debtor: Art in the Age of Speculative Capitalism in New York and at Public Assets: Small-Scale Arts Organisations and the Production of Value in London, 2015.

On Charity


A speech given at a dinner at the Museum fur Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt on March 1, 2013 as part of artist Andrea B├╝ttner's exhibition.
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