Common Practice, London is named as a beneficiary of Wedel Art Collective’s mask initiative which raises funds for international relief efforts and artists support.
Wedel Art Collective have collaborated with six leading artists: Jenny Holzer, Rashid Johnson, Barbara Kruger, Raymond Pettibon, Lorna Simpson and Rosemarie Trockel to create responsibly produced cotton face masks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on sale at matchesfashion.com.
Proceeds of all sales will be shared between World Health Organisation COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, Artist Relief and Common Practice.
Common Practice will direct funding towards projects which urgently support emerging artists during and after COVID, via ongoing commissioning of exhibitions and projects, the provision of residencies, and subsidised artists’ studio rent.
Thank you to Wedel Art Collective for supporting our work.
Common Practice, the advocacy group working for the recognition and fostering of the small-scale contemporary visual arts sector in London has relaunched, and its work is now more urgent than ever. We welcome Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) as our newest member and bid farewell to two our founder members Electra and Mute Publishing.
The paper builds on the conference Public Assets, which Common Practice organised with Andrea Phillips in February 2015. It expands on notions of meritocracy and solidarity that have been examined by Phillips and members of Common Practice and their associates in recent public discussions. The paper reviews the increasingly competitive nature of the arts sector, and questions the consequences of opting out. Finally it highlights the emergence of cooperation and solidarity as strategies to overcome the competitiveness, individualisation and the precarity of those who work in the arts. Download a copy of Practicing Solidarity.