Activists/artivists/culture jammers The Yes Men released an ingenious new parody this morning. Called “Three Strikes, You’re In!” the spoof campaign announces a partnership between the NYPD and McDonald’s meant to reward law-abiding New Yorkers who put up with the police department’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy, which, according to recently released data, targeted a record 684,330 people in 2011, 87 percent of them black or Latino.
The deal? Anyone who gets stopped and frisked three times without incident can receive a FREE HAPPY MEAL!!! All you have to do is fill out a voucher with the officer’s badge number, as well as the date and location, of each stop and frisk. (I’m sure the officers would be very obliging.)
“Surprisingly, a large number of New Yorkers who were stopped and frisked turned out to be innocent,” says a faux McDonald’s spokesman in the hilarious video announcing the campaign.
Meanwhile, a real McDonald’s representative denied the existence of the program to Colorlines.org. “Three Strikes, You’re In!” launched this morning with a complete website where visitors could read about the campaign and obtain vouchers, but sadly, it’s already been taken down.
Editor’s note: The video we originally posted was deleted from Vimeo at 5:50pm EST today, but we discovered the same video on Daily Motion and posted that above.
This week, artist studios in Harlem, Tennessee, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn.
The museum enlisted the help of Linda Bove, the first Deaf actor to be part of Sesame Street’s recurring cast, to help bring artworks from the collection to a Deaf audience.
This exhibition marks 20 years of Arrechea’s solo career with watercolors, sculptures, and multimedia installations created specifically for ArtYard in Frenchtown, New Jersey.
The student screening of Till emphasized an important aim of the film: to educate young people about the fierce love and activism of Mamie Till-Mobley, which played no small part in igniting the Civil Rights Movement.
A painting now exhibited at the Nasjonalmuseet captures Judith and her maidservant in the moment after slaying Holofernes and before their escape, as though veritably peering out of frame.
The New York-based, globally linked, and practice-focused curatorial program for professionals at the School of Visual Arts offers the opportunity to create three funded exhibitions.
The statue was found in a town square in Philippi and adorned a building that may have been a public fountain in the Byzantine period.
In an age dominated by narcissism and material excess, Acheson’s anti-heroic position as an admirer of other artists should be something that we reflect upon.
Featuring over 70 installations and performances at the George Washington University’s historic Flagg Building, the Corcoran’s end-of-year showcase is now available for virtual viewing.
Inspired by Charles Babbage’s idea of air as “atmospheric memory,” In the Air considers air as a common space that belongs to and affects the whole of humanity.
The episode focused on Western museums’ hesitant repatriation efforts and auction houses’ questionable consignment practices.
The committee’s main responsibilities will be to shape policy goals, stimulate arts philanthropy, and advocate for the expansion of federal backing of the cultural sector.