ARtist Jill Magid Etched a Phrase Onto 120,000 US Pennies That Reflects Society’s Greater Concern for Financial Bodies Than Human Ones

The penny is full of paradoxes. It costs the government nearly two cents to make just one, and even though there are more of them produced then all other coins combined, you always seem to end up a couple short. 

Earlier this year, it was another penny-related contradiction that caught the attention of artist Jill Magid: As numbers in the billions are thrown around with talk of economic peaks and valleys, the penny feels worthless; at the same time, it’s never seemed so potent, so charged with a sense of transmission and tactility.

“What kept striking me during the pandemic was the casual and causal relationship between economics and health,” Magid tells Artnet News on the unveiling of a new project commissioned by Creative Time, which puts in parallel two networks—the American economy and the virus. “There was a constant [question] of ‘How’s the stock market doing?’ versus ‘How many

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The University Musical Society Announces Digital Artist Residency Partners & Projects

Kick off events will take place on Tuesday, September 29 at 5:30 pm ET and Wednesday, September 30 at 12 noon ET.

The University Musical Society Announces Digital Artist Residency Partners & Projects

The University Musical Society has announced its full cohort of Digital Artist Residency artists, each of whom will explore timely themes through an array of new creative projects being developed specifically for the digital frame. The six artist-led projects will connect artists to audiences in brand new ways, from rarely visible behind-the-scenes creative development all the way to presentations of finished works, some of which will be experienced digitally and some, eventually, to in-person audiences. The projects will be presented in various stages of creative development over the course of the next year. Participating artists will also connect to audiences, including students, faculty, and the broader community, through informal conversations, participatory experiences, discussions about the creative process, and other activities. Information about all of the projects will continue

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