Visual artists in Switzerland and elsewhere are mostly not remunerated when they contribute to an exhibition. We will try to understand why they aren't and why they should.
In the context of her project for the exhibition, Ramaya Tegegne invites Marina Vishmidt, London-based writer, critic, and cultural organizer occupied mainly with questions around art, labour, value and feminism. She contributes regularly to Mute, May, Afterall, e-flux, Texte Zur Kunst, Parkett and related periodicals and catalogues. She has taught at many art universities including Goldsmiths, Dutch Art Institute, Central Saint Martins and University of the Art Berlin.
WAGES FOR WAGES AGAINST is a campaign that aims for the general payment of artist fees by non-profit art institutions within Switzerland.