This course aims to help you find appropriate audiences for your artwork outside of the gallery system by understanding the New York "art world" not as a monolithic entity, but as a series of interconnected, intimate art worlds. In weekly video lectures and readings, you will be introduced to contemporary artists working in multiple art worlds, from networks of conceptual artists to solidarity co-ops, from alternative currency groups to online start-ups. We will examine how every aspect of your production and distribution process-from sourcing materials to organizing your studio, from licensing to acquisition-can deepen your work and remind people of your intentions as an artist. Throughout the semester you will be challenged to respond to my conviction that "form follows supply chain," as you identify art worlds that are appropriate to your work. The goal of the course is to help you find satisfaction and community in your local art world by learning about the experience of art worlds in New York City as well as those locations to which your fellow students are connected. NOTE: This course is fully online and asynchronous. Without a set meeting time each week, students can learn and participate on their own schedule. However, there are assignments that will be due by specific dates. This course is open to all students.
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