Another Art World Is Possible: Workshop May 11th

Another Art World Is Possible

Arts & Labor’s Alternative Economies Workshop
Another Art World Is Possible
NURTUREart
56 Bogart St
Brooklyn NY 11206

May 11, 2013   3-6pm

The economic and social realities of the art world as it exists can often be a source of frustration for artists, but what might an alternative model look like? In this workshop we’ll discuss the things we like and things we don’t like about the current art world. Then we’ll learn about various alternative models and discuss amongst ourselves how they can be applied to or replace the current system.

Facebook invite: NutureArt/Arts & Labor Workshop: Another Art World Is Possible
http://www.artsandlabor.org/alternative-economies

Last Sundays – A&L’s Alternative Economies Meeting April 28th

OWS Alternative Economies Meetings April 28th
LAST SUNDAYS
Arts & Labor’s Alternative Economies
Monthly Meeting
Sunday April 28th –> 11am-2pm
Roebling Tea Room
143 Roebling St @ Metropolitan Ave
Williamsburg Brooklyn
L to Bedford/G to Metropolitan
open meeting = open agenda
resource guide booklet
new collaborations
new partners
new projects

The Legacy of the Puerto Rican Art Workers Coalition

Via OWS Arts & Labor
The Legacy of the Puerto Rican Art Workers Coalition: A Talk with Yasmin Ramirez

December 12, 2012 at 7PM
Taller Boricua
1680 Lexington Ave
New York City

In the late 1960s, art workers in New York City came together to demand reforms to the exploitive and exclusionary practices of the art world. The Puerto Rican Art Workers Coalition (PRAWC), founded in 1970, followed the 1969 formation of the Art Workers Coalition (AWC), a group aimed at pressuring city museums into implementing policies such as paying artists for exhibiting their work, better representation of art by women and people of color, and free admission. Members of PRAWC were active in founding El Museo del Barrio (1969), and fought to establish institutions that reflected the culture and needs of Latino artists in New York City. Join Arts & Labor for a presentation by Yasmin Ramirez about the history and legacy of the Puerto Rican Art Workers Coalition. Founding member of the PRAWC Marcos Dimas will also be present to participate in the discussion.

Yasmin Ramirez Biography
Yasmin Ramirez Ph.D. is an art historian and independent curator.  Growing up during  heyday of the Alternative Art Space Movement in New York, Yasmin Ramirez has worked at Taller Boricua, El Museo Del Barrio, The Studio Museum, The New Museum, Art in General, and Alternative Museum, Franklin Furnance and the East Village Eye. She is currently writing a book based on her dissertation: Nuyorican Vanguards: The Puerto Rican Art Movement in New York.

Tonight: Gran Fury Teach-In, March 23rd 7-9pm

Occupy Wall Street // Arts & Labor
Teach-In with Gran Fury

Friday, March 23, 7-9 PM
Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building,
34 Stuyvesant Street between Second and Third Avenues, NYU

What can the Occupy movement learn from the intersection of visual
arts and direct action in groups like Gran Fury and ACT UP? To explore
this question, please join Arts & Labor for a teach-in and discussion
with members of Gran Fury, an art collective active from 1988 to 1995
that grew out of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power).

Some of the questions that might emerge from this discussion include:
How did ACT UP and Gran Fury target not only broader cultural
attitudes about AIDS, but specific laws, regulations, and government
policies, and did that require tactics different from those of OWS?
How were specific targets (for instance, access to healthcare and the
price of prescription drugs) part of a larger economic system? How did
ACT UP and Gran Fury critique these systemic problems, and how can
this critique be advanced today? How did a movement that began largely
through the efforts of white, gay men deal with issues of diversity?
How can activist groups build alliances and coalitions? How do we
navigate the relation between a smaller affinity group and a larger
social movement?

Central to our discussion is the question of how artists and art
workers participate in social movements and how art, activism, and
direct action functioned then and now.

About Gran Fury
Gran Fury originally formed as an affinity group to organize an
exhibition on the AIDS crisis at the New Museum, “Let the Record
Show. . .” (1987), and went on to create numerous media interventions
in the form of posters, billboards, and public service announcements
aired on television. They produced such visually striking graphics as
“The Government Has Blood on Its Hands,” “Read My Lips,” “Kissing
Doesn’t Kill,” and “Women Don’t Get AIDS (They Just Die From It).” An
exhibition of their works is currently on view through March 17 at
80WSE, New York University.

An online archive of their work is available from the New York Public Library at:
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchresult.cfm?parent_id=1060927&word=

For a brief summary of their history, see the interview with Douglas
Crimp here:
http://www.actupny.org/indexfolder/GRAN%20FURY_on_ARTFORUM.pdf

This event is part of an ongoing series of educational initiatives and
direct actions organized by the Occupy Wall Street Arts & Labor group.

more info:

http://artsandlabor.org/teach-in-with-gran-fury

Occupy Town Square, where to next?

Gallery

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Photos from this past weekends Occupy Town Square III in Tompkins Square Park. Thanks all who came out to support and as the weather gets warmer, watch out!

Arts & Culture + Arts & Labor: Occupy Tompkins Sun Feb 26 11-5pm

Arts & Culture + Arts & Labor: Occupy Tompkins Square Park, Feb 26, 11am-5pm

Arts & Culture + Arts & Labor:
Occupy Tompkins Square Park (map)
Sunday Feb 26, 11am-5pm

as part of..
Occupy Town Square III
Facebook invite: tinyurl.com/ots3art

Look for us!!!

A & C Minutes – December 1, 2011

Facilitator: Johnny

Minutes: Imani
Stack: Adrian
Time: Sam

Arts & Culture Minutes 12/1/11 Thursday – December 1, 2011

 

Name NYCGA Username
Johnny @snowywilderness
Tal @talbeery
James @jamesfredericrose
Deirdre @dday
Leora NA
Chris NA
Zach @zachary
Reka @reka
Adrian @adrian
Imani @imani
Sam @treefallsfilm
Riley @rrrj
Tim @timhollinger
Daniel @dthorsen
Kirby NA
Antonio @antonioserna

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