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No Remedies: Coco Fusco on the Ills of Art School

by Corinna Kirsch on December 18, 2014
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“When I hear people like W.A.G.E. group wanting [artists] to get paid, I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s nice. But what planet do you live on?’”

Those were some of the contentious words artist and MLK visiting professor at MIT Coco Fusco chose to introduce her hour-long talk at Momenta Art earlier this month. The talk, “Creative Extraction: Why are Art Schools at the Vanguard of Unreasonable Debt Burdens?”, was part of a program offered by Occupy Museums that relates to their exhibition and upcoming conference on The Artist as Debtor. It centered around the idea that higher education is a debt trap. Rather than trying to fix the current labor situation, like W.A.G.E., Fusco believes in addressing the root of the problem: art schools and high MFA costs.

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First Debt Fair Meetup this Sunday Afternoon

by Ian Marshall on August 9, 2013
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If you’re an artist struggling with debt, you may want to consider participating in Debt Fair. This Sunday afternoon, you’ll have a chance to dip your toes in the water, as the organization will be hosting their first official meetup at the Abrons Art Center from 3:30-7:30. The meetup will include a variety of activities but most importantly it will include planning for their upcoming fair this September.

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