Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Making art your business

Artists and the Business of Art
moderated by WNYC's Leonard Lopate

at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space

Wednesday, March 21, 7pm

WNYC's Leonard Lopate will convene two panels of gallery owners and artists to discuss the ecosystem of the New York art world in 2012.
Lopate will explore a wide range of topics in the first panel, including the state of the industry and how it has fared in the economic downturn, the exponential growth of art fairs and their impact on the way art is being marketed these days.  His guests include Sean Kelly, owner of Sean Kelly Gallery in Chelsea, and artists Pat Steir (Cheim and Read Gallery) and Richard Phillips (Gagosian Gallery).
The second panel will welcome four artists at various stages of their careers – MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning abstract expressionist Joan Snyder, interactive video artist Peter Campus, nature photographer Ryan McGinnis, and installation artist Jean Shin – to swap stories and compare notes on surviving as artists in New York.  Topics will include taking a non-art job to pay the bills, the stresses of securing and managing studio space, and the politics of sustaining an art career in a city as expensive as New York.
Tickets are $15. Click here to order.

Live Video Webcast will be available to stream. Click here.

The Greene Space
44 Charlton Street (at Varick Street), Manhattan
(directions)

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