Sunday, March 28, 2010

Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics

Currently on display in the Commons Gallery is Art Work: A National Conversation about Art, Labor, and Economics. Art Work is a collaborative effort between students in Assistant Professor Jaimey Hamilton's contemporary art history class and Chicago based artist initiative Temporary Services. The outcome of which is an interactive installation that addresses issues of working artists today. Temporary Services Art Work newspaper was the starting point. The 40 page newspaper written by artists, for artists, highlights the role art plays in our current economic situation.
The students decided to transform the Commons Gallery into an assembly line, a student run printing press produces hexagons upon which viewers are encouraged to create their own collages based off of selected texts from the Art Work newspaper provided by Temporary Services.
Joleen Oshiro recently published an article about Art Work in the Star Bulletin, to read click here.
Art Work will be on display until April 2, 2010, Commons Gallery Hours are M-F 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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