Issue 8, Fall 2008
By Joesph Del Pesco
State of the Arts is an unconventional exhibition project, facilitated by Artists Space curator Joseph del Pesco, where the medium is the message. The four enclosed letterpress posters are the result of two think-tank style conversations between groups of artists living and working in San Francisco and Oakland. During a series of follow-up emails with the curator, major points were identified and distilled into arguments, demands, and observations about the conditions for artists. As part of the project, the posters will be delivered to elected officials in the Bay Area.
Materials: State of the Arts is a set of four 14" x 22" letterpressed posters. + Textual conversation between Joseph Del Pesco and TPG + Audio Artist Discussion + Statistics that Started the Conversation
It is an edition of 100