The Practicum visited the Brooklyn-based artist Caroline Woolard at the Exchange Café, the Department of Education’s Artists Experiment initiative in the MoMA Studio.
The Exchange Café is a social space in the mezzanine of MoMA’s Education and Research building that is dedicated to exchange-based practices. Taking the form of a café, the Studio encourages visitors to question notions of reciprocity, value, and property through shared experiences. Tea, milk, and honey—products that directly engage the political economy—are available by exchange. Instead of paying with legal tender, Exchange Café patrons are invited to make a resource-based currency. Exchange Café features an interactive participatory archive, a matrix of exchange projects, and a library of books and ephemera.
The artist talked to us about her work, her experiences, and her future projects.
Ellie Glicklich from MoMa talked to us about different job opportunities in the art environment