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Protestors Take Over the Guggenheim With Giant Projections

by Whitney Kimball on March 25, 2014
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Last night, protestors lit up the Guggenheim Museum, to raise awareness of slavelike labor conditions on Saadiyat Island.

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GULF Protests Against the Guggenheim Continue, Joining Forces with NYU

by Corinna Kirsch on February 27, 2014
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GULF’s protest continued this week with a more subdued event outside of NYU, another institution undergoing scrutiny for its labor practices in Abu Dhabi.

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First Debt Fair Meetup this Sunday Afternoon

by Ian Marshall on August 9, 2013
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If you’re an artist struggling with debt, you may want to consider participating in Debt Fair. This Sunday afternoon, you’ll have a chance to dip your toes in the water, as the organization will be hosting their first official meetup at the Abrons Art Center from 3:30-7:30. The meetup will include a variety of activities but most importantly it will include planning for their upcoming fair this September.

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Why DebtFair? On Outing Debt, and the Mutual-Aid Economy

by Clara Olshansky and Whitney Kimball on July 19, 2013
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Last week, DebtFair called on art school deans to help fight student debt, in part by lending their support to its cause. But will the model work?

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Where Is Occupy Now?

by Noah Fischer on June 7, 2013
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Where is Occupy Now?

June 1, 2013. Answer:Turkey.

Longtime Occupier and Occupy Museums participant Noah Fischer offers his thoughts on where Occupy is, and how it’s changed since September of 2011.

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“The Politics of Art”? That Died Out in the 1970s

by Corinna Kirsch on November 21, 2012
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In the 1960s and early 1970s, art and politics were peas in a pod. For die-hard critics like Barbara Rose, who lived through these decades in New York, that was the time to be alive. Art was good then, and now it sucks. Well, that’s how her argument goes, which which she makes in the pages of this month’s Brooklyn Rail. We disagree.

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The Big Trouble with Bloomberg at Momenta Art

by Corinna Kirsch on October 3, 2012
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The idea behind Occupy Museum’s current project, “Occupy Your BFF (Bloomberg Family Foundation)” at Momenta Art, was to take financial information that already exists in the real world and showcase it in an art gallery. There’s print-outs of the Bloomberg Foundation’s I-990s, a video showing Michael Bloomberg’s living room, and charts documenting economic disparity in the States—all the type of stuff that can be found online. “The information is engaging in a way that could only occur in an art gallery,” Occupy Museums organizer Imani Brown told us. All this sounds pretty basic to us, but Occupy’s target of choice—Bloomberg—has become a serious issue, giving rise to suspicion surrounding the recent departure of a Momenta Art board member.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events at the L Mag

by Whitney Kimball on September 24, 2012
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This week’s dive into event listings yielded a trove of art events so glorious that 900 words could not contain them. The Art Book Fair and the Dumbo Arts Fest are just a few of this week’s gems. Whether you’re painting this week or trying to hack the mainframe, we’ve got an art event for that.

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Berlin Biennale May Adopt OWS’s Horizontal Power Structure [UPDATE]

by Whitney Kimball on June 18, 2012
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After an upset over what Occupy Museums refers to as their “human zoo” portion of the Berlin Biennale, the exhibition has agreed to discuss adopting a horizontal power structure.

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