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human resources for art workers

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hosted by christy roberts berkowitz

if you were sexually harassed by a fellow artist in your group exhibition, who would you report that to? if a curator was clearly tokenizing your identity and proceeded to enact several microaggressive gestures towards you, who would you report that to? if a gallerist has failed to pay you for the sale of your work in a reasonable amount of time, who would you report that to? do you feel uncomfortable asking to be paid w.a.g.e. certified fees? have you noticed certain art spaces creating hostile or predatory cultures towards women and/or people of color?

human resources for art workers (not to be confused with the art space) is an idea for a service-based art workers union. our intention is to utilize tools such as restorative justice, mediation and conflict resolution, legal council, support groups, and mutual aid resources. this is a conversation, a working group, and a community building exercise. if you are interested in brainstorming, cultivating, and/or co-organizing for art workers rights, please joins us as we collectively begin to wade into these waters.

about christy roberts berkowitz

artist, educator, agitator, and emotional laborer, christy roberts berkowitz, composes experiences, images, and objects that attempt to reconcile the intersections of resistance and escapism, expectation and failure, subject and object, community and individualism. a third generation southern californian, christy roberts berkowitz holds bachelor degrees in philosophy and religion, a bfa in studio art, and an mfa from claremont graduate university. she is an associate professor in the riverside community college district & at the university of la verne, and has organized in/with/at: freewaves, current la, kchung, glitzer, the california poppy collective, problematic radio, the los angeles dept. of cultural affairs, moca los angeles, the getty museum, the telfair museum, the chrysler museum, redcat, the hammer museum, the los angeles county museum of art, the orange county museum of art, the los angeles municipal art gallery, asylum arts, the institute for jewish creativity, the righteous persons fund, human resources, perform chinatown, eastside international los angeles, the women’s center for creative work, the institute 4 labor generosity workers and uniforms, summercamp’s projectproject, los angeles contemporary exhibitions, greene exhibitions, among many others. roberts berkowitz has written for art21 magazine, citizens of culture, undo magazine, and was one of la weekly’s best of la people, 2012.

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