The 2018 edition of the Carnegie International will be the first biennial exhibition certified by W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy), an organization founded in 2008 that advocates for artists receiving fair compensation from institutions for the exhibition of their work. Every participating artist or collective in the upcoming Carnegie International will receive a standard minimum fee, set by W.A.G.E., for providing exhibition content.
“Perhaps the most entrenched barrier to greater equity is the idea that art is a privilege. W.A.G.E.’s activism brings recognition to the work artists doon top of actually making art!when they provide content for museums and exhibitions,” said Ingrid Schaffner, curator of the biennial. The show is scheduled to open on October 12, 2018, and run through March 25, 2019.