Art and celebrity is another topic offshoot of the art/money/profession debate. “..the onset of globalism has given rise to the exotic notion of the artist(curator/critic)-celebrity as a globetrotting, biennale-showing, party-attending cultural worker.” (RFAOH-about) While being annoyed by the cliquey and self-absorbed culture of our discipline, we follow our own superstars and name-drop. It’s funny when you really think about the portion of the population who might recognize the names of such celebrities outside this field. We all need our cake for our effort if there’s no payment.
We have recently encountered a compilation of tweets on “living as an artist” by Japanese Artist Tatsuo Miyajima. Despite the specificity of his targeted audience and circumstances in his country, some parts resonated with RFAOH’s interests so we decided to translate it into English with his consent. We are simply curious to know what happens in other nations. On Living as an Artist / Tatsuo Miyajima
Likewise, there have been many talks lately on topics around “art and money” and/or “art and profession/ professionalism”. So there you go, here are some inspirations of the week around our office:
Thank you so much to those who have purchased our multiples in support of RFAOH! PLUS, some of them have sent us a beautiful photo of their acquisition in their home — you can get yours at support and send your photo to be added here!
Last May, after failing in our bids to secure public funding or institutional support, we decided to go ahead and launch RFAOH as a total DIY endeavor. Looking back, we are thrilled at how it has generated so many inspiring stories, responses, and more thoughts around the topic — all because of our brilliant residents and supporters as collaborators — Thank YOU!
We would love to see the next round happening but for that, we need serious contemplation and tactics — Well, this month is reserved all for that besides the celebration. Stay tuned!
Educators seem to like us – The Pedagogical Impulse at OISE
RFAOH and some of our residents’ images are included in The Pedagogical Impulse, a reserach project conducted at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at The University of Toronto, Canada, Thank you!