Archive for May, 2013

On the “Art Strike” Movement

May 31, 2013

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Various Art Strikes and Actions

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_strike

The 1970 Art Strike
http://babylonfalling.tumblr.com/post/2337604068/on-the-steps-of-the-met-new-york-art-strike
Two
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Workers_Coalition
Three
http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/images/detail/art-strike-9979

I’ve been researching the art strike movements and the recent occupy museums movement.  This month and last I’ve mainly just posted links to some of my web sources.  I’ll write more about this soon.  I hope to have a post on it here sometime in the next few months.  Meanwhile here’s this.

From the Art Strike Propaganda Workshop 1989

“Art Strike is a ceremonial mask of a movement away from competitive art making and toward a culture without curators.”  and too, a nod toward “the demolition of serious culture.”

No kidding?

How to protest by withholding something that few people care about or few people want?  If it’s not commercial, not tied to real $$$$, then why pay attention to it?  Yet many of our artists who sell their work for huge amounts of money create mediocre work, or worse.  It’s a paradox or a quandary.  Artists!  You have nothing to lose but your chains!

The 1990 to 1993 Art Strike Campaign/Movement

http://www.thing.de/projekte/7:9%23/Art_Strike_Menu.html
Stewart Home
http://www.altx.com/int2/stewart.home.html
http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/artstrik.htm
Another Take
http://www.sztaki.hu/providers/nightwatch/szocpol/stauby/tarlatvez/munkak/art-strike.html
New York 1990's

New York 1990’s

Gustave Metzger
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Metzger
Two
http://www.thing.de/projekte/7:9%23/y_Metzger+s_Art_Strike.html
Three
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/nov/26/gustav-metzger-null-object-robot
Art Strike Anyone?
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2010/03/art-strike-anyone/
Recent Art Strike activity
http://www.rebuildthedream.com/blog_today_is_artstrike
A critique
http://www.thing.de/projekte/7:9%23/y_Critique_of_Art_Strike.html
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