Valuing Labor in the Arts
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5.4 / Valuing Labor in the Arts

Edited by Shannon Jackson, Director of the Arts Research Center, UC Berkeley

For this assemblage, we have invited a range of artists to create small, artist-led workshops devised to spur dialogue, action, and art making around questions of art, labor, and economics. Others will also lead discussions and surveys on the wider Bay Area landscape of cultural labor.

James Benning

James Benning

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John Chiara: de • tached

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