Art blogger Jillian Steinhauer of Hyperallergic picked up on an intriguing series of job postings Thursday on the website for the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). The not-for-profit Marina Abramovic Institute foundation (MAI), established by Serbian-born performance artist Marina Abramovic, was seeking unpaid “volunteers” for a series of part-time positions.
The story touches on a very big nerve about inequity in the art world, where a small group of well-to-do artists frequently benefits from the unpaid or underpaid labor of others — as this story in Gallerist NY noted last week. (Income inequality in the art world is no different from income inequality in the country at large. In fact, I’d hazard a guess that it’s worse.)
Courtesy (click) LA Times
by Carolina A Miranda