We need to talk… about economic perspectives


The remuneration of artists in the context of exhibitions and other interventions in institutions has become a central issue in recent years, and improvements in the conditions offered to artists can be observed. However, very few artists, particularly at the start of their career, can successfully make a living from their artistic work, whether it be from remuneration linked to exhibitions or residencies, or from the sale of their work. In these circumstances, what are the possible strategies for artists and photographers to secure their income and continue their practice? Two photographers and artists, Jean-Luc Andrianasolo and Olga Cafiero, will share their experiences and strategies for successfully pursuing their careers as artists in the current economic climate.

"We need to talk..." is a series of public talks proposed since autumn 2022 by Centre de la photographie Genève, aimed primarily at artists, photographers and students in these fields. Professionals from various fields related to art and photography are invited to share their expertise and professional experience, and to discuss the specificities of their practice. Through these meetings, Centre de la photographie Genève aims to demystify certain professions, encourage good practice, and support artists and photographers in certain important aspects of their profession that are often not addressed in schools. The third cycle addresses issues relating to collections, research in art and photography, the economic prospects of artists and photographers, and photographic grants and competitions.


Tuesday 21 May at 18.00

18.00 (in French)

Free admission, registration required until the day before via the ONLINE FORM.

The meetings are followed by an aperitif where participants can continue their exchanges in a less formal manner.

Image: Olga Cafiero, view of the exhibition Flora © Musée d'art et d'histoire, Neuchâtel