Join us on Friday as we celebrate our contribution to the latest issue of Portuguese magazine Cine Qua Non with a special cover project:
"Frames Matter: Occupy Your Museums" [download full pdf of issue]
We will be giving out Debtfair materials and exchanging art for debt.
Open Letter to the Deans of Art Programs on the Occasion
of the “Fix” of Student Loan Interest Rates
The educational product you currently offer is misleading, and it’s having a toxic effect on our culture in the form of debt.
Full Website: www.debtfair.org
As New York City and the art world 1% gear up for the Frieze Art Fair opening Thursday, two solo shows for Jeff Koons, a favorite if the 1%, opening Friday, followed by the Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillip’s auctions just a few days later, many are expecting well over a billion dollars to be exchanged for contemporary art works.
Despite the booming art market these events headline, this economic prosperity is limited to a miniscule minority of artists and arts professionals. This further contributes to the staggering economic inequality dividing Wall St. and Main St. In response, Occupy Museums and new friends are developing DebtFair, which will take place throughout New York City this September. DebtFair models a sustainable cultural bailout rooted in economic reality rather than luxury escapism. Collectors will buy art by writing checks directly to artists’ loaning banks, a mutual aid relief of impossible debt burdens.
DebtFair is a series of experimental market-actions to address the massive debt crisis in art today. Decentralized, on- and off-line, crossing institutional hierarchies in both public and private spaces, artists contextualize their work within the narratives of their actual economic lives. Collectors receive artwork in exchange for checks directly to the artist’s loaning banks.
In DebtFair, Art = Liberation.
- Occupy Museums at Momenta Art
- Ceremony at the Pergamon Altar
- International Targets Round 1
- Occupy Museums and the 7th Berlin Biennale
- Join us on Randall's Island to Un-Frieze our Culture
- Occupation and Institutions: A open discussion hosted by Occupy Museums
- Professional Art Handlers Local 814 and Occupy Museums
- The Museum of American Finance accepts a cultural icon of the Occupy Movement: Housing is a Human Right
- OPEN CALL: FREE ART FOR FAIR EXCHANGE AT THE 2012 ARMORY SHOW
- Occupy Museums with Teamsters Local 814 Art Handler’s at MoMa - January 27, 2012
- Occupy Museums Returns to MoMA
- Occupy Museums and Occupy 477 at the Museum of American Finance
- Occupy Satyagraha at Lincoln Center
- Occupy Opera!
- Teamsters Local 814 Solidarity
- David H. Koch Dinosaur Wing of the American Museum of Natural History
- Bring Your Own Manifest (BYOM)
- First Action at Museum of Modern Art