Speakers: Laurel Ptak, Jose Serrano-McClain of Trust Art, Carlo Zanni. Moderator: Paolo Cirio.

The talk will look at cases of alternative economic models for contemporary art. In a time of high speculation in the secondary art market and with a shortage of funding for young artists, new models are emerging that challenge the notion of consuming and collecting art. Laurel Ptak will present ideas regarding mutual aid for art labor and critique of art economies, while Jose Serrano-McClain will introduce a new platform for sharing resources and means of production among artists. Carlo Zanni will present his project PeopleFromMars.org to experiment new distribution models for media art and to share revenues on the sale of artworks among the artists involved in the platform.

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