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Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, 2020, film still. Courtesy: Comedy Central

The Comedy Central series injects a dose of mania and sloth into the ‘multicultural sitcom’

By Ken Chen

It’s the most vulnerable that are set to suffer the most and, in the topsy-turvy value system of contemporary art, that means artists and other freelancers

By Chris Sharratt

The 14-day action is a response to the widespread casualization of labour, overwork and pay decreases

By Ellen Mara De Wachter

It’s tempting to read Haacke’s longstanding work of institutional critique as prescient.

By Alyssa Battistoni

From organizing against arts cuts to an ‘Acid Corbynist’ listening session, can Momentum’s festival of ideas foster collective hope against right-wing media and politicians?

By Juliet Jacques

‘I was sad to resign; sad to believe that it was the most useful thing I could do,’ wrote Ahdaf Soueif

By Frieze News Desk

From Brooklyn Academy of Music to the New Museum, art workers are increasingly agitating for better compensation and a seat at the table

By Meagan Day

Over 1000 art workers have anonymously posted their salaries

By Frieze News Desk

Artists and lecturers won a landmark workers’ rights case in February, and hope it will have far-reaching consequences

By Chris Sharratt

Recent studies highlight deep precarity in the art world, alongside a renewed push for fairer payment and resistance to ‘self-exploitation’

By Chris Sharratt

Artists earn only £6,020 on average from their practice, with many working multiple additional jobs to supplement their income

The inquiry into the arts sector’s ‘class ceiling’ follows renewed concern around diversity and exclusion