Being an artist: When does the work stop?Rachel Withers (UK)
Rachel Withers aims to add some economic analysis to the previous session’s discussion. Most artists earn their main living in fields other than making art, so “time off” needs to be time for production. A minority of professional artists earn thair livelihood from what they create, and have to “come up with the goods” in conformity with schedules agreed with dealers, commissioners and curators. Both groups negotiate a complex, pressured economy; where do residencies fit within the system?