Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We're number one

"There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices, more shocking and bloody, than are the people of these United States, at this very hour. 

Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms of the old world, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me, that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival."
Fredrick Douglass, 1852, What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?
(thanks to Craig Gilmore for the quote!)

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Monday, November 08, 2010

New York Art Book Fair

Paper Tiger, Deep Dish TV and the Glassbead Collective installed an exhibit at the New York Art Book Fair, which was organized by Printed Matter.
The tapes presented included Donna Haraway Reads National Geography of Primates, Modern Art/Ancient Wages (about the MoMA strike of 2000) by Labor at the Crossroads (see below post), Glassbeads images from the Republican Convention in Saint Paul and other demonstrations.  There were also images of the PS1 Cement Wall and shots of the wall in Israel/Palestine shot by Jane Toby.

PS1 Wall

Wall in Bethlehem, Palestine

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Modern Art Ancient Wages: The MoMA Strike of 2000

This strike lasted for four months. MoMA had planned to lay off many workers when they started their reconstruction. One of the results of their move was that MoMA took over PS1, which had functioned as an alternative art space. MoMA now charges $20 entrance fee both at Manhattan's museum and in Long Island City. From Labor at the Crossroads, coordinated by Simin Farkhondeh

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