CS13 is an independently run space in Cincinnati. They hosted some exciting activities around ART WORK: a public discussion, a fundraiser, and they even published their own booklet on similar issues effecting people directly in Cincinnati.
The show consisted of a large group reading and discussion of Art Work that was open to the public, hosting a Incubate inspired grant dinner, holding a night of lectures regarding local art/economic issues, and releasing our own free publication of essays by local artists and activists.
Copied in below is the press release and attached are photos of the grant dinner and lecture night. Also attached are photos of the exhibition poster and the publication the gallery put out at the closing.
The publication, titled “Creative Economy,” featured essays by Bill “Not Bored” Brown, Isaac Hand, Arthur Brum, Nick Swartsell, a reprint of Josiah Warren’s “Cincinnati Time Store Manifesto,” and articles from several individuals who served on the now defunct Cincinnati Arts Allocation Committee (this committee and the public funded competitive arts grants that it distributed were eliminated from the city’s budget in December 2009. Now Cincinnati has no public funded arts grants to speak of.)
“Creative Economy” Press Release:
“CREATIVE ECONOMY” GRANT DINNER
SUNDAY, MARCH 14TH, 5:00 PM AT CS13
This March CS13 presents an exhibition entitled “Creative Economy,” about the overlaps of art, labor and economics.
“Creative Economy” will consist of several nights of programming over a three week period with the goal of facilitating an ongoing conversation about art and economics. This discussion is in part inspired by ART WORK, a free newspaper that explores art’s relation to capital through variety of essays by international artists, critics and historians. This publication, recently released by the Chicago artist collective Temporary Services, will be distributed by CS13 as part of the show.