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Artists Driven to Prostitution

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Pressbox (Press Release) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 9, 2001

Artists Driven to Prostitution
May 9, 2001

“In order to survive, we’ve been forced to sell ourselves on the open market”, says Joshua Norton of guerrilla art company Funding Pending Live Arts, “ there’s no money left for artists after all that’s been spent on the Dome and other, large building projects.

In a bid to solve the problems faced by young artists like Joshua, and to divert money from new galleries back into the healthcare and education systems, FPLA have created ‘Sunday Best’, presenting (and selling) art and artists at car bootsales.

Artists get up early shocker!
Every Sunday morning throughout May artists such as J*hua, H**ry Palm*r, **rk Ly**l and Ch*rlie Ser*al will be going undercover at Birmingham Wholesale market’s mammoth Sunday car bootsale to sell their art to the willing punters. Contemporary art will be produced, involving sculpture, performance and video, and be sold on stalls situated throughout the bootsale.

Art or Tat?
Sunday best gives punters the opportunity to discover artists, as well as the more usual bargains. The artists will be next to Taking over from the rather tired ‘Britart’ movement we present Tatart! Tat aquired from bootsale stalls will be instantly recycled by the artists and transformed into contemporary art objects, raising the question, is it art or is it rubbish (or is it both).

Community Art?
FPLA are committed to bringing art out from the galleries, arts centres and museums, to the places people already inhabit – Art Where You Live. This initial project will launch carbootart as a precursor to a national project in 2002, culminating in National Carbootart Day, where artists all over the country will present work at their local bootsale.

See you there...

Birmingham Wholesale Markets,
Pershore Street, Birmingham,
Every Sunday throughout May

For more information about this press release, please contact Lee Griffiths on 0121-694-0133,
e-mail: fundingpending@livearts.co.uk

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