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The Creative Time Summit Liveblog, Delayed

by The AFC Staff on November 14, 2014
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We’re watching the Creative Time Summit all day and live blogging it. Join us!

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Open Engagement Comes to New York

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on March 26, 2014
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Art and social activism’s biggest conference lands in New York, specifically Queens.

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Should Art Volunteers Be Paid? Some Suzanne Lacy Volunteers Say Yes

by Whitney Kimball on October 18, 2013
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Like many of Suzanne Lacy’s works, tomorrow’s performance—Creative Time’s largest undertaking to date—aims to get widespread attention on the issues of a local marginalized community. “Between the Door and the Street” enlists around 350 activists, mostly female, to stage small conversations on city stoops about issues of class and labor inequality. So it seems fitting that the project has already opened a discussion about a perennial activist problem: volunteers want to get paid.

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Professors, Artists, Workers, and Activists Rally Inside MoMA

by Whitney Kimball on January 16, 2012
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Friday night, Occupy Museums conducted an exceptionally clear and efficient GA under Sanja Ivekovic’s controversial feminist monument Lady Rosa of Luxembourg. Why we need a new ABC No Rio, a continued focus on lock-outs, and how Free Fridays were won by demonstrators forty years ago.

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Flux Factory Honors Me and Nato Thompson at Their Annual Art Auction

by Paddy Johnson on October 25, 2011
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I’ve always liked Flux Factory, a warm cockle they must share, as December 2oth the organization will be honoring me and Creative Time Chief Curator Nato Thompson at their annual not-so-silent benefit auction. We have made a “lasting imprint on contemporary art.” This is exciting for me for a number of reasons, not the least of which being an opportunity to wear a fancy dress and give a speech in public. Hopefully, when that occurs I’ll be able to impart all the reasons I think it’s important to support organizations like Flux Factory, whose residency program and exhibition space focuses heavily on the collaborative practices I’ve been discussing frequently this year. Flux Factory actively fosters an art making practice that often doesn’t have support from the art market. From Congress of Collectives, a program that encourages collaboration, to their unique studio community and kitchen, the organization is well worth celebrating.

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