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Work Won't Kill You focused on the University Street (retail corridor of the North Park) in San Diego as a place in which to demonstrate the value of work through the fabrication, sale, purchase and consumption of marketable objects. Using money as raw material for a finished product, workers sewed actual dollar bills into shopping bags. These “money” bags were made to be sold as artwork. The workers invested proceeds from sales back into the economy by shopping at local retail establishments, buying goods or services characteristic of the retail corridor. The workers documented, catalogued and archived objects purchased as if  they were museum quality artifacts. In the end, the value of everyday objects rose to the aesthetic value of artworks. 


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Work Won't Kill You: Art Produce

July 15 – September 5, 2016

Art Produce Gallery

San Diego, CA

Artifacts, click on image to read about its connection to the NorthPark neighborhood
Workforce: Miah Spring Carabajal, Davide Carpano, Cassius Crawford, Gin Nguyen, Margarita Lucy Novelo, Grace Elizabeth Oliver, and Elvis Tello
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