Saturday, 2 May 2009
Art Academy at the Arnolfini, Bristol.
This week, Islington Mill Art Academy took part in a panel debate held at the Arnolfini in Bristol entitled 'Who can afford to be an artworker?' The debate is Swedish artist, Annika Eriksson's contribution to the 'Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie' exhibition just opened at the Arnolfini. The panel debate which took place before the opening of the show was preceded by an intense and exciting month-long email debate with the 3 other participants, Fatima Hellberg, Metod Blejec and Helen Marten. 'Who can afford to be an artworker?' aims to explore the mode in which a young generation is shaped by the pragmatics of working and living in the art world today.