Documents For: Arts and Culture

Top Seven Reasons to Occupy Museums

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Museum’s have an important mission to make art, culture, and history accessible to the people. Art is not a luxury, but part of the commons to be shared by our society. We take this very seriously. Here are seven ways in which many museums are serving the 1% rather than the 99% and thus reflecting deep economic […]

Some Reasons to Occupy Museums

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ART AND CULTURE ARE PART OF THE COMMONS. ART IS THE INHERITANCE OF ALL PEOPLE. ART IS NOT A LUXERY ITEM. A few ways in which museums serve the 1% rather than the 99%: Museums allow a conflict of interest on their boards. The MoMA board of trustees shares two members with Sotheby’s board – […]

Arts & Labor Meeting Minutes 11/22/11

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Art and Labor 11.22.2011Ma taking notes Ne facilitating opening –       discussion of camera and film (woman making film on aesthetics and social movements) –       negative. Camera off Stack for agenda items: Cy – offer for meetings to take place at Occupied New School; situation getting more precarious; set of […]

Occupy Broadway

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file://localhost/Users/Claire/Downloads/occupybroadway-flyer-front.jpg MEDIA ADVISORY   Creative artists, performers occupy Broadway and commence an all-night performance in an undisclosed bonus plaza.   EVENT: Occupy Broadway (theatre/shopping district) with a 24-hour performance. WHEN: From December 2nd starting at 6pm until December 3rd at 6pm WHERE: Times Square by the red stairs, between 46th and 47th streets, along 7th […]

Occupy Museums Update

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Occupy Museums exposes cultural institutions that serve the nation’s wealthiest citizens at the expense of the vast majority.  Here we offer an update on this evolving protest. We believe that institutions promoting a cult of celebrity, unfair labor practices, extreme commodification of art, and which trivialize or glamorize political struggle and protest are only the […]

Occupy Opera

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We are inspired by this performance! About Student Protests from Years Gone By To Announce That The Student Movement Is Alive Today, and growing! In complete solidarity with Occupy Wall Street   We, the 99% Stand against economic injustice Corporations have bought our government Causing gross wealth disparity In our city and country So while […]

Minutes from A&C meeting Sunday Nov 13th, 2011

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Arts and Culture Minutes sunday nov 13, 2011 Jay Robert Tom Alma @wafflesushi Juliana @giulianathewolf Lopi @Lopi Kristin @kristinthecrow Joe @loucrimson Zach @zachary Eric Smith Phillip Jason Samel Echo @oikos Jason @scorpcorp Moin Antonio @antonioserna Agenda Announcements: Kristin: Kitchen needs a mural for their boarded up area, they want to have kids to paint it […]

Music guild/working group meeting minutes 11/12/11

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Attending: Alphonzo Tyler Avatar Nikki Susannah Rick Antonio (from NYCGA, joined briefly to discuss online presence) Renae Randall – Nikki & Susannah add music/dance party proposal to agenda – Alphonzo brief update on formation of OWS music working group * Currently still a part of A&C, but working to have own presence at GA, coordinate […]

Arts & Labor Meeting Summary 10/18/2011

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Hi All, These are really rough minutes. I didn’t take great notes. I know people said more… so please forgive me if I missed you. Feel free to fill in any details. People Present: Blithe Riley Julie Sengle Daniel Minnick A.K Burns Katie Hubbard Alma Sheppard-Matsuo Joshua Kit Clayton Lise Soskolne K8 Hardy Introductions Blithe […]

Minutes from 11/11/11 A&C general meeting

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Noah- facilitator, Noelle- stack, James- minutes. First time with minutes for me people. Excuse that they are kinda crappy, please. There were about 16 in attendance. meeting length approximately 80-90 minutes. Noah: lets have report backs from guilds, sub groups, actions. temp check- yes Perfomance: Rika: We are working on events around the holidays. One […]