Image: Non-Profit Margin at Central Trak. Click for more images from the exhibition.
Here is what is happening at Central Trak:
ART WORK: A Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics
A series of events will be presented relating to the newspaper issue, ART WORK, published by the Chicago-based collective, Temporary Services, on the subject of how hard economic times affect artistic process and compensation and how artists respond in their own and others’ behalf. The series is produced through a collaboration among S.M.U.’s Michael Corris and Noah Simblist, U.T.D./CentralTrak’s Kate Sheerin, and Carolyn Sortor.
Works that confront the global economic crisis by challenging the avenues for exhibition and consumption of art and the art experience, by Richie Budd, Gary Farrelly, Professor Thomas Riccio and Dr. Frank Dufour (collaborating), Ludwig Schwarz, Marjorie Schwarz, give up, and Temporary Services. The opening will also include “Son of Trunk Show,” presented by Shelby Cunningham and featuring 8 other artists. Organized by CentralTrak Director, Kate Sheerin. The exhibition runs through July 24.
Saturday, June 12: “ART WORK: A Local Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics”
Where: O’Donnell Hall in Owen Arts Center, SMU, on Hillcrest at Grenada, Dallas, TX (FREE PARKING in the “U-Lot” just south of Owen Arts Center)
When: Saturday, June 12 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
A symposium on how cultural workers have responded to depressed economies past and present and the aesthetic contexts for Temporary Services’ ART WORK project. The symposium is co-sponsored by S.M.U. and U.T.D.’s CentralTrak. Speakers will include Dr. Michael Corris, Chair of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts; New York-based artist Maureen Connor; artist Bryce Dwyer of the Chicago collective inCUBATE; and Brent Brown of bcWORKSHOP. A panel discussion with the speakers, moderated by Noah Simblist, associate professor of art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, will follow. Free parking in the “U Lot” just south of the building.
Readings of excerpts from ART WORK, including texts by Temporary Services, Artforum writer Gregory Shollette, artist Nicolas Lampert, author Cooley Windsor, writer Brian Holmes, and others. Support for actors’ fees is provided by Undermain Theatre; organized by Carolyn Sortor. Doors open at 7:30; program starts at 8 PM.
For more info, see the Facebook page for “Temporary Services “Art Work” in Dallas.” You can also download a complete copy of the newsprint issue here. There’s also more info and links re- Temporary Services and the ART WORK issue/project here.