Claire Fontaine

 Still from Sponge Bob Square Pants

Still from Sponge Bob Square Pants

Spike’s current editorial intern is angry. The art world doesn't pay its assistants and interns, so in her other life Chloe Stead serves burgers. She has found allies in artists and activists who oppose the culture of unpaid work and calls on us all to do the same.

With Emily Segal, Alessandro Bava, Fulvia Carnevale, Rory Rowan, Constant Dullaart, and Toke Lykkeberg

Claire Fontaine, Portrait; Courtesy Air de Paris, Paris / Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Is it possible these days to make political art within the existing art (market) system? That is precisely what the art collective Claire Fontaine have been been trying to do since their inception in 2004, though the odds may be stacked hopelessly against them.