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The Comedy Central series injects a dose of mania and sloth into the ‘multicultural sitcom’

BY Ken Chen | 03 APR 20

It’s the most vulnerable that are set to suffer the most and, in the topsy-turvy value system of contemporary art, that means artists and other freelancers

BY Chris Sharratt | 24 MAR 20

The 14-day action is a response to the widespread casualization of labour, overwork and pay decreases

BY Ellen Mara De Wachter | 28 FEB 20

It’s tempting to read Haacke’s longstanding work of institutional critique as prescient. In fact, he’s been an astute observer for long enough to know that current scrutiny of museum ethics is well overdue

BY Alyssa Battistoni | 25 OCT 19

From organizing against arts cuts to an ‘Acid Corbynist’ listening session, can Momentum’s festival of ideas foster collective hope against right-wing media and politicians?

BY Juliet Jacques | 02 OCT 19
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‘I was sad to resign; sad to believe that it was the most useful thing I could do,’ wrote Ahdaf Soueif

BY Frieze News Desk | 16 JUL 19

From Brooklyn Academy of Music to the New Museum, art workers are increasingly agitating for better compensation and a seat at the table

BY Meagan Day | 06 JUN 19
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Over 1000 art workers have anonymously posted their salaries

BY Frieze News Desk | 04 JUN 19

Artists and lecturers won a landmark workers’ rights case in February, and hope it will have far-reaching consequences

BY Chris Sharratt | 12 APR 19

Recent studies highlight deep precarity in the art world, alongside a renewed push for fairer payment and resistance to ‘self-exploitation’

BY Chris Sharratt | 07 FEB 19
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Artists earn only £6,020 on average from their practice, with many working multiple additional jobs to supplement their income

23 JAN 19
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The inquiry into the arts sector’s ‘class ceiling’ follows renewed concern around diversity and exclusion

30 NOV 18

With 12 hours of talks (and only one 20-minute break) on a Saturday, the Serpentine Marathon illustrates how the art world plays by its own rules

BY Hettie Judah | 25 SEP 18
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‘The demand to be paid is a political one,’ says campaigning organization W.A.G.E.

21 SEP 18

The work of John Hanson, Rob Nilsson and Fred Lonidier establishes a dialectic between a leftist melancholy and a more forward-looking politics

BY Andrew Durbin | 18 SEP 18
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A new survey of higher education degrees in the US says that fine art is the least valuable subject to specialize in

12 SEP 18
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In further news: MoMA reaches contract agreement with staff; man hospitalized after falling into Anish Kapoor installation

21 AUG 18
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27 educators are taking the London gallery to an employment tribunal, demanding that they be recognized as employees

16 JUL 18
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A survey of 1,016 visual artists across the world finds that the badges of professional success don’t necessarily equate to financial stability

15 JUN 18
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The union of museum employees want to draw attention to problematic contract changes for staff healthcare and overtime

31 MAY 18