Do Try This At Home
by Ingrid Jenkner, Heather Anderson & Chrystal Clements
Producer: MSVU Art Gallery
Production/Release Date: April 2001
The works of nine young artists from Halifax, Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg are examined within one specific context: the money economy of subsistence level jobs and the field of artistic production where the medium of exchange is the "capital" of reputation and recognition. With reference to Pierre Bourdieus sociological studies of art communities, separate essays explore the aesthetic preferences of the emerging artists, where their art circulates, and the social conditions under which their production takes place.