Take action now! Occupy Wall Street has issued an EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION in order to stop the city of New York from evicted the protesters from Zuccotti Park under the premise of “cleaning” the park area.
In a letter to “potential photo buyers” 252+ self-identified professional photographers outline why they can’t “work for free.” This letter appears designed as a link that photographers can send to individuals who request the use of images for no monetary compensation.
With “sensitive to art and its discontents” written into the blogazine’s sub-header, Hyperallergic is no strange to contemporary art controversy, but we decided to ask 11 New York-based artists, critics and curators what they considers the most important and urgent controversy in visual art at the moment.
The artists of the High Line, based in the heart of the West Chelsea arts district, will open their doors to the public on Friday October 14 – Sunday October 16, from 12 – 6 p.m. for High Line Open Studios, a free self guided tour beginning at the West Chelsea Arts Building, 508-526 West 26th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary, MoMA PS1 organized a group exhibition, titled September 11, now on view to January 9, 2012. Curator Peter Eleey has brought together more than 70 works by 41 artists — many made prior to 9/11 — to investigate the attacks’ enduring resonance.
Avoiding sensational images of the attack, as well as art made directly in response, the exhibition offers an entry point by which to contemplate the tragic event and its after effects and to look at the ways it has changed how we see and experience the world in its wake.
LOS ANGELES — It’s Tuesday, Day 11, and the honeymoon period for Occupy LA seems to have ended. There is much spirited debate about what actions to take and disagreements over how the General Assembly should facilitate discussions. Occupiers who have been around since the beginning are restless from the movement’s week-long dithering while news of conflicts with police in Boston, Seattle and elsewhere have made emotions run high among protesters. Still, the occupation is now 269 tents strong and the amount of creative dissent increases everyday.
I was heartbroken to find the pool of signs gone at Zuccatti Park, yes, they are currently on display at No Comment, the OWS-affiliated art exhibit, but there was something beautiful in that space for art making and signage that made the whole square more human. There are still some other signs to behold but the pond of peoples’ words was my favorite part.