Sarah Kanouse brings to a close the Beyond Survival series, which probes the effects of sustained precarity, a diminished funding landscape in the arts, and institutional relations to socio-ecological urgencies.
Using Axis Lab—the Chicago-based interdisciplinary arts organization she helped found—as a case study, Patricia Nguyen explores the intricacies of funding and establishing networks of community support.
Kristen Galvin and Christina M. Spiker discuss the adjunctification of the academy and what has been sacrificed by this new paradigm of the gig economy.
Margo Handwerker and Richard Saxton of the collective M12 Studio offer observations and critiques of the process of applying for and reporting on grants in the United States.
Amy K. Hamlin offers fifteen propositions for “thinking otherwise”—a text that serves as a kind of imaginary syllabus asking what the future of art history might look like.
Three decades into the long culture wars, how are artists, scholars, and cultural organizations navigating shifting political, community, and financial tides? Art Journal Open presents a collection of responses to this pressing question from twenty-three artists, curators, scholars, writers, and cultural workers, with an introduction from Sarah Kanouse.
Sarah Kanouse, Jeremy Liu, Catherine Morris, and Mimi Thi Nguyen seek 500-word responses from communities of art-making, scholarship, and exhibition practice regarding public funding for the arts in an environment of heightened scarcity and competitiveness.