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Artists Need Funding, too! by Cara Ober

C A R T IS Going Out of Business
FRIDAY OCTOBER 21, 2011 7-10PM
Don’t miss this ONCE in a lifetime opportunity!
C A R T is going out of business and we’re slashing ALL prices!*
Our LOSS is your GAIN!
(*FINE PRINT: Not really ALL, only some.)
The average American makes two trips to buy groceries each week, making supermarkets, mini-marts, and corner stores essential and incredibly influential parts of our everyday lives. All items are bought and sold at these stores using money. Money is earned through labor, and labor comes in countless different packages, much like our food. Through our labor we are inspired and we are exploited. We progress and we are repressed. We survive.
Art is created through labor, but unlike some of the more negative forms labor takes, art stimulates our minds, challenges our imaginations, and expands our vision for the world. Art is at the center of humanity’s continuous evolution, but it remains extraordinarily undervalued by mainstream American society, which is almost solely focused on the seemingly endless cycle of labor and consumption. This limited view of life is slowly eliminating our ability to imagine, dream, and think freely.
Through C A R T, Current Space is positing that art is not optional, but essential. It affects all of us internally, whether we are aware of it or not, and it should therefore be considered as fundamental to our daily lives as the products we purchase at grocery stores every week. Therefore, Current Space will be transformed into a fully functional mini-supermarket, complete with aisles, window displays, shopping baskets, and cash registers in an attempt to explore the exchange of artists’ labor for profit in a familiar, everyday setting.
Jake Adams (Baltimore, MD)
Lorna Barrowclough (West Yorkshire, UK)
Colin Benjamin (Baltimore.MD)
Jordan Bernier (Baltimore, MD)
John Bohl (Baltimore, MD)
Hannah Brancato & Ellen Nielsen (Baltimore,MD)
Miranda Bushey (Baltimore, MD)
Manian E. Chettle (Langley Park, MD)
Thomas C. Chung (North Ryde, Australia)
Emily Comeau (Montreal, Canada)
Spencer Compton (Baltimore, MD)
Jennifer Coster (Baltimore, MD)
Seth Crawford (Baltimore, MD)
Wynnie Crews (Baltimore, MD)
Peter Cullen (Baltimore, MD)
Amanda D’Amico & Phuong Pham (Baltimore, MD)
Peter Dear & Martin Loomis (Baltimore, MD)
Marisa Dipaola (Vernon, Vermont)
Liz Donadio (Baltimore, MD)
Double A Projects/Athena Robles & Anna Stein (Brooklyn, NY)
Silvana D’Mikos (Miami, FL)
Liz Ensz (Baltimore, MD)
Eamon Espey (Baltimore, MD)
Marissa Fein (Stevenson Ranch, CA)
Futuro:Marx – Rosa Futuro & Tobias Marx (Berlin, Germany)
Annie Grey (Baltimore, MD)
Joe Griffith (Tampa, FL)
Joshua Haycraft (Baltimore, MD)
Holly Holly Hobby Hobby – Anni Altshler & Leah Mackin (Philadelphia)
Sarah Hope (Baltimore, MD)
Nora Howell (Baltimore, MD)
Annette Wilson Jones (Annapolis, MD)
John Jones (Baltimore, MD)
Gary Kachadourian (Baltimore, MD)
Jenna Kaminsky (Baltimore, MD)
Justin Kelly (Baltimore, MD)
Minku Kim (Baltimore, MD)
Kingsboro Press (NY, NY)
Lisa Krause (Baltimore, MD)
Keith Lea (Baltimore, MD)
Clayton Lee (Baltimore, MD)
Shrimp Boat Projects/Eric Leshinsky & Zach Moser (Houston, TX)
Sarah Machicado (Baltimore, MD)
Chloe Maratta (Baltimore, MD)
China Martens (Baltimore, MD)
Victoria Martinez (Baltimore, MD)
Kelley McNutt (Brooklyn, NY)
Chiara No. (Chicago, IL)
Mashup Collective – Ece Ciper & Jasmine Sarp (Baltimore, MD)
Maria Mendoza (Baltimore, MD)
Emmanuel Nicolaidis (Baltimore, MD)
Inger Van Noorthoorn K. (GD DE Bilt, The Netherlands)
Cara Ober (Baltimore, MD)
Melody Often (Baltimore, MD)
Robert Pasternak (Winnipeg, Canada)
Nick Peelor (Baltimore, MD)
Justyna Pennards (Amersfoort, The Netherlands)
Scott Pennington (Baltimore, MD)
Sonya Phillip (San Francisco, CA)
Nikholis R Planck (Baltimore, MD) Sarah Podles (San Francisco, CA)
Mark Rice (Spartanburg, SC)
Vincent Romaniello (Willow Grove, PA)
Marshall Roemen & Seth Chalmers (Los Angeles, CA)
Bonnie Brenda Scott (Philadelphia, PA)
Ginevra Shay (Baltimore, MD)
Alicia Sherman (Key West, FL)
Flannery Silva (Baltimore, MD)
Dain Suh (Baltimore, MD)
Dylan Thadani (Baltimore, MD)
David Ubias (Baltimore, MD)
Catalina Uribe (Sydney, Austrailia)
Josh Van Horne & Jessie Unterhalter (Baltimore, MD)
Adam Void (Baltimore, MD)
Megan Van Wagoner (Baltimore, MD)
Jessica Wang (Pasadena, CA)
Elke Wardlaw (Berlin, Germany)
Jeffu Warmouth (Fitchburg, MA)
Lindsey Wollard (Ft. Myers, FL)
Brandy Wolfe (Culver City, CA)
Sarah Wren (Toledo, Oh)
Tory Wright & Lydia Moyer (Charlottesville, VA)
Joseph Young (Baltimore, MD)
Current Space
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Baltimore Md 21201
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