WAGE

Writing

What W.A.G.E. is Working On

An update on the development of WAGENCY, posted on wageforwork.com on January 19, 2017.

 

An Open Letter to 'Artist'

An introduction to WAGENCY, circulated November 2016.

 

What is Wrong with the Art World

A text commissioned (for free) by ARTnews in August 2016 in answer to the question: What is wrong with the art world and how would you fix it?

 

An Open Letter to the New Museum

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

 

W.A.G.E.N.C.Y.

An email exchange with the New Museum, W.A.G.E.'s contribution to Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good, 2015. Published in 2016.

 

On Value: Wages for Housework & W.A.G.E.

Written for and presented at We (Not I) at Artists Space, NY in October 2015, as part of a roundtable with Silvia Federici, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, and Melanie Gilligan, facilitated by Marina Vishmidt.

 

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 Büttner's exhibition.

 

W.A.G.E. FAQs

An illustrated PDF, #17 in Printed Matter's Artists & Activists series, published by Printed Matter, Inc., 2012.

 

Dear Board of Directors 

How to announce to your board that your organization is going to pay artist fees, 2012.

 

Dear Dad 

An intervention at the New Museum (all ethics have left the building and mother is turning in her grave), 2010.

 

Dear Arts Administrator 

An open letter to the institution from W.A.G.E., 2009.

 

No Soul For Sale 1 

As requested by X Initiative for publication in Charley Magazine, W.A.G.E. 'reviews' our participation in No Soul For Sale, 2009. No response, never published.

 

No Soul For Sale 2 

As requested by X Initiative for publication in Charley Magazine, W.A.G.E. 'reviews' our participation in No Soul For Sale, 2009. No response, never published.