Why Should Artists Get Paid?

image credit:  Rudy Loewe

image credit: Rudy Loewe


We stumbled on an article from 2016 on Huffington Post and feel it’s still relevant today to discuss the importance of valuing our artists and creatives! Artists work hard and put a lot of time, energy (and their own money) into all of the projects they take on, and unfortunately the standard is often still to not pay them at all or underpay them for their efforts.

One of our main missions with PARADICE PALASE is to raise awareness about and visibility for artists and convert it into crowdfunded stipends for each and every artist we work with. We hope this can be a model to grow and shift the way the art world and the public interacts with art spaces and supports artists.

Check out the full HuffPost article below - it’s a good one!

PARADICE PALASE goes to Art Basel Miami

Founders Kat and Lauren embarked on a sunny Miami adventure for the second year to explore, network, and mingle for #ABMB 2018. We discovered rad new artists, visited friends, met new ones, and partied with them all along the way.

By far the most impressive fair we visited was Untitled, which welcomed 134 galleries from around the world and was officially sponsored this year by ArtMoney (whom Lauren works freelance for!). ArtMoney is the latest tool for galleries, offering accessibility for collectors through interest-free loans to buy art and pay it off over time. (Side note: If you ever wanted to buy art but felt it was out of reach, ArtMoney makes it super easy and stress-free.)

We’ve compiled our highlights below, take a look and follow all the galleries and artists!

From top left to bottom right:

  1. Susumu Kamijo w/ Marvin Gardens @ Untitled

  2. Kal Mansur @ PULSE

  3. Annie Kim w/ SVA Gallery @ PULSE

  4. Philippe Caron Lefebvre w/ Galerie Nicolas Robert @ Untitled

  5. Molly Goldfarb @ SPECTRUM Miami

  6. Kanghee Kim w/ Benrubi Gallery @ Untitled

  7. Hannah Epstein w/ Steve Turner Gallery @ Untitled

  8. “Secrets from the Experts” Panel w/ PP co-founder Lauren Hirshfield @ Superfine!

  9. Sara Catapano w/ Whitewall Contemporary @ Art Miami

  10. Curatious @ Satellite

  11. Sophie Parker @ Satellite

  12. Sean Mick @ Superfine!

Cultural Hybridity and Modern Binaries

We stumbled upon this draft thesis when doing reading for our current exhibition. It’s really wonderful writing on the language behind culture and reflections on Ulrich Beck’s notion of what he calls “reflexive modernity”.

The full title of the paper is “Cultural Hybridity and Modern Binaries: Overcoming the Opposition Between Identity and Otherness?”, by Pascal-Yan Sayegh, written in 2008 and archived by HAL in 2011.

It’s a bit lengthy but a really good read! Enjoy!