Look at Art. Get Paid. and Critic’s Choice

Directed: Maia Chao
Cinematography, Look at Art. Get Paid.: Ian Faria
Cinematography, Critic’s Choice: Jon Gourlay
Edited: Ian Faria

From the Look at Art. Get Paid. site:
“Look at Art. Get Paid. is a socially engaged art project that pays people who don’t visit art museums to visit one as guest critics of the art and its institution, thereby reversing the relationship between the educator and the educated, the paying and the paid.”

The first video documents the 2017 pilot for Look at Art. Get Paid.”

The second follows the LAGP-funded exhibition Critic’s Choice, which was hosted by the RISD Museum. From the website:
“Critic’s Choice is an exhibition of site-specific art interventions throughout the RISD Museum. The interventions—which span the Museum’s galleries, lobby, public signage, and website—address community members’ critiques about access, inclusion, and cultural and financial equity at the Museum. Each intervention was carried out by a commissioned artist and advised by a paid “critic”—a Rhode Islander who doesn’t normally visit art museums.”