The inequities of our time are reflected, practically endorsed, in the art world. Artists are either forced in to a sales-driven market or a commercial field where they become technicians. The Occupy Wall Street protests brought inequity in to the mainstream last year, and the art world became one of its leading allies. Yet, more and more artists are leaving the five boroughs and Zuccotti Park is now quiet and vacant.
In an unpublished interview, Deborah Kass spoke about her disapproval of the political system that began squeezing the middle class, and this was long before disillusioned Millennials bagan their occupation. We’ve asked her here in order to revisit the subject of inequity, not just in the political sphere, but in the art world as well.