Taking AIM!: The Business of Being an Artist Today

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Taking Aim! The Business of Being an Artist Today is a practical, affordable resource guide filled with invaluable advice for the emerging artist. The book is specially designed to aid visual artists in furtheringtheir careers through unfiltered information about the business practices and idiosyncrasies of the contemporary art world. It demystifies often daunting and opaque practices through first-hand testimonials, interviews, and commentary from leading artists, curators, gallerists, collectors, critics, art ...
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Overview


Taking Aim! The Business of Being an Artist Today is a practical, affordable resource guide filled with invaluable advice for the emerging artist. The book is specially designed to aid visual artists in furtheringtheir careers through unfiltered information about the business practices and idiosyncrasies of the contemporary art world. It demystifies often daunting and opaque practices through first-hand testimonials, interviews, and commentary from leading artists, curators, gallerists, collectors, critics, art consultants, arts administrators, art fair directors, auction house experts, and other art world luminaries. Published in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Artist in the Marketplace (AIM)-the pioneering career development program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts-Taking AIM! The Business of Being an Artist Today mirrors the structure and topics featured in the AIM program's weekly workshops and discussions. Each chapter focuses on the specific perspective of an art world insider-from the artist to the public art program director to the blogger. Multiple viewpoints from a range of art professionals provide emerging artists with candid, uncensored information and tools to help them better understand this complex field and develop strategies for building and sustaining successful careers as professional artists.The book ends with an annotated chronology of the past three decades in the contemporary art field and a bibliography of publications, magazine articles, online sources, funding sources, residency programs, and other useful information for emerging artists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823234141
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 6/13/2011
  • Edition description: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,451,536
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Marysol Nieves is a New York-based independent curator and art consultant with more than 20 years' museum and corporate art experience, specializing in contemporary and Latin American art.

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Table of Contents

AIM Foreword
Sergio Bessa

Acknowledgments
Holly Block

Taking AIM: An Introduction
Marysol Nieves

Talking AIM: A Conversation with Holly Block and Jackie Battenfield
Marysol Nieves

THE ARTIST
Three Decades, Three Artists: Rina Banerjee, Kate Gilmore, and Whitfield Lovell
Roco Aranda-Alvarado

Small Worlds: An Interview with Polly Apfelbaum and Amy Cutler
Lydia Yee

Art without Market
Anton Vidokle

THE CURATOR
Climate Change: East Coast to West Coast Curators Articulate the Evolving Curatorial Role
Regine Basha

THE CRITIC
Art Criticism at Present: Five Voices
Raphael Rubinstein

AIM in Review: The Critics' Perspective
Brian Sholis

THE DEALER
Gallerists and the Marketplace
Carla Stellweg

THE COLLECTOR
The Scoop on Miami
Axel Stein

Cultivating Young Collectors through The Contemporaries
Rodney Reid

INTERSTICE
The Leibowitz Questionnaire
Cary Leibowitz

THE ART ADVISOR AND CORPORATE CURATOR
The Journey from the Studio to the Collection: Six Interviews with Art Advisors, Corporate Curators, and Others
Barbara Toll

THE ART FAIR DIRECTOR
The Art Fair Effect
Omar Lopez-Chahoud and Ian Cofre

FOUNDATIONS AND ARTS COUNCILS
Funding Artists: An Inside Perspective
Melissa Rachleff Burtt

ARTISTS' RESIDENCIES AND COMMISSIONING OPPORTUNITIES
Between the Lines: Residencies, Commissions, and Public Art
Sara Reisman

THE WEB AND SOCIAL NETWORKING
Art World 2.0
Kianga Ellis

Selected Chronology of World and Art Events, 1979-2010
Compiled by Monica Espinel

Selected Bibliography and Resources
Compiled by Monica Espinel

Artist in the Marketplace Alumni List

List of Contributors

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