In Walter Benjamin’s understanding, the use of allegory is typical of Baroque Art: Man acknowledges his guilty passion for this world in the moment of its decay.
Not paying interns may sound like a bagatelle but it can also be interpreted as a symptom of an ill profession.
Under post-Fordist conditions, the capitalisation of the immaterial work has managed to be integrated into artistic labour.
The precarious and the immune are no longer only in a relation of opposites in post-Fordist societies, but rather more and more also in a relation of overlapping, tending, in fact, to become indistinguishable.
We propose to create a voluntary Artist Solidarity Fund (ASF) in order to economically secure the cultural field and serve as a utopian model for new progressive forms of solidary politics.
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